The Sun Will Rise

History teaches us a lot. It also repeats itself. Leaders rise and fall; countries have times of peace and times of war. It is easy to get sucked into the "what if's." Yet, here we are, proof that God has not given up on the world. He will continue to work out His plans over and over no matter who is president.  His plan cannot be undone. Things may seem to go awry. They might get better they might get worse.

Here are two things I know:

  • You cannot control what people do or don't do.
  • You can control your thoughts. Take them captive when they begin to shift your focus from the Father to fear. Remind yourself Who is in charge, and that worry gets you nowhere.

Instead, I urge you to


Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:5-6


The sun will rise tomorrow, and the next day, and the next. The view might look different, but it will rise. And Jesus still sits on His throne!


JL McCarthy

January 19, 2021