Trust in bad times
"Have mercy on me, God, for I am treated harshly; attackers press me all the day.
My foes treat me harshly all the day; yes, many are my attackers.
Oh Most High, when I am afraid, in you I place my trust.
God, I praise your promise; in you I trust, I do not fear. What can mere flesh do to me?"
This passage brings many of the world's current events to mind: Texas SB1, the Zimmerman-Martin case and the riots following, a 28 year old Indian nun who was kidnapped and raped for a week, beastiality and adultery to become legal in Mass., Ireland's new abortion bill allowing it if the mother is at risk, and the list goes on.
We get so caught up in the bad, that we even begin to doubt that there is a good, and if there is, how can we possibly bring it about, we ask. Psalms reminds us that if we completely trust God and His promises, we have nothing to fear. If your father says he will do everything in His power to protect you, do you not believe and trust that he will? Especially as a child?
We are called to have childlike faith, believing without any foretelling or thoughts of the future, just trusting in the here and now that we will be taken care of no matter how bad the bad.