Bible Reading: Psalm 102

“But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; you are remembered throughout all generations. You will arise and have pity on Zion; it is the time to favor her; the appointed time has come.” (Psalm 102:12-13)

What do we think of this world? Afghanistan falls into the wicked hands of the Taliban. Atheism rises in the west. The coronavirus roams from cities to slums. How and where can anyone find faith? How are God’s people meant to withhold the full forces of evil which try to overrun us from all sides? 

Humanly speaking, if we do not fear for our lives and our spiritual lives, there is something wrong with us. Spiritual war is a vivid reality. We live in the middle of a raging battle zone. Whether we are in the darkest places like Afghanistan or living comfortably in a secular city like ours, Satan is actively trying to diminish faith from the world. His scheme of tools and tricks are endless. With thousands of years of experience, he has mastered his craft with creativity. We’re in a war zone, one against the millions. 

Yet, Psalm 102 reminds us that God is sovereign over all things, even evil. He is the one who is enthroned above all from eternity past to eternity future. More than that, God remembers His people. Amongst all the sin, chaos and destruction that we ourselves have caused, God remembers His children from one generation to the next. They may be small in number, but God knows how to find faith on earth. 

Although the world may think that Christianity is dying, God is in control. He is sovereign over all the powers of the world. God can raise or destroy nations. In His timing, God will rise up His church and bring all people to know that He is the LORD. 

God has always been with His church. God was sovereign over Israel’s slavery in Egypt. God was sovereign over His people’s exile to Babylon. God was sovereign in the time between the Old and New Testaments, where no prophet spoke. So too, God is sovereign in our seemingly evil world today. 

Our faith is in God’s hands. He is the one who can keep us to the end. As generations turn, God will preserve His remnant on earth. The expansion of God’s kingdom to the nations will not fail. God has it all planned out to the day He returns to judge the world. So let us take hope and put our trust in Him. 

“Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.” (Jude 24)

Thank You, God, that You are sovereign over all things. Help us to trust in You amidst all the things that happen in this world. We know that our days and our faith are in Your hands. Help us to obey and walk with You, one step at a time. Praise be to You who is in control of all things. In Jesus’ name, amen.