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For dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations (Psalm 22:28).

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by Nick and Brian Schwarz

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For dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations (Psalm 22:28).

Read Psalm 22:25–31

Most of the news that you get via the media is bad news. It is about the pandemic, trade wars, fires, floods, accidents or murders. If you were guided simply by the news, you could only be pessimistic about the future.

Thankfully, we have the Good News as well as the news. The Good News assures us that God has not abandoned the world he has made. Though the world is in a mess brought about by human rebellion against the Creator, God still reigns and has sent Jesus to deal with sin and bring the nations to repentance, faith and obedience.

Here are a couple of songs that can fill us with hope and lift our spirits when things look bleak:

This is my Father’s world,
O let me ne’er forget,
that though the wrong seems e’er so strong,
God is the Ruler yet.

This is my Father’s world;
Why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King, let the heavens ring.
God reigns; let the earth be glad.

And:

He is Lord, he is Lord.
He is risen from the dead and he is Lord.
Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess
That Jesus Christ is Lord.

Lord, our God, please bless us with the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are Lord and that whatever happens, we are in your loving arms. Amen.


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