It’s amazing how things can change in a year. I noticed on a news archive page this morning that the “most important” and numerous news stories of October 2007 were about Britney Spears… I remember being annoyed at the time by all of the stories about her…today I would be kinda happy if the news was filled with stories of misbehaving pop stars instead of stock market plunges and gloomy economic scenarios.
It’s impossible to predict the future. Impossible to prevent “bad news” from happening. The real question is whether we will spend our lives being tossed around on the “waves” of situations that are beyond our control…or anchored to the one who is in control.
16 “I have created the blacksmith who fans the coals beneath the forge and makes the weapons of destruction. And I have created the armies that destroy. 17 But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!