Midweek Moment: November 4, 2020
Ben Valentine

VUCA”. It’s a business literature term that describes a situation that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous. What a perfect word to describe how so many people feel today!

As I write this the morning after election day, people are filled with a range of emotions. There are questions and fears that rise to the surface, certainly made worse because of the uncertainty about what’s next.

Of course, these kinds of feelings are perfectly natural, and yet, I believe the Lord also has a loving invitation for us.

“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10)

We may not have all the answers we’re looking for today politically-speaking, but this is a perfect time to press in to some of the most foundational truths about life with God.

We’re invited to be still, even when the noise around us swirls.

Christians believe that the only truly resilient source of peace, wholeness, and security isn’t found in fleeting temporary or circumstantial things, it’s only ever found in Christ.

Yes, we wait, but also wait as ambassadors of God’s Kingdom, demonstrating through our posture and interaction with others that we trust in the Lordship of Jesus above any political system or earthly ideology. God’s faithfulness and character is an unshakable anchor.

Politics matter because it impacts people. But politics will never save the world, it can’t. Our world needed saving long before human government was formed. Jesus, through his life and death and resurrection, shows us that he is our only true hope for salvation.

Ultimately today, we give to God what only God deserves – our adoration, trust, and allegiance.

Three little words have kept the Church alive and thriving for all these years. Jesus is Lord. Jesus is Lord during political confusion, he is Lord during the storms of life, and he is not shaken by current events.

Today, you can cast your cares on Jesus, because he cares for you. (1 Pet. 5:7).

Grace and Peace,