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How to respond to raging nations

We watch in horror as Russia invades Ukraine. We watch as neighboring countries are on high alert. We watch with sadness as Ukrainian citizens flee seeking refuge. As the attention of the world is focused on the conflict, world leaders scramble to devise a plan to put an end to the madness.

Confusion, fear, anger, and sorrow are all normal human emotions while confronted with devastating news of war. However, during distressing times like we are facing, how should God’s people respond?

Psalm 46:6 says, “The nations rage, the kingdoms totter…” Does this sound familiar? We are witnessing raging nations and we will continue to see nations rage. Kingdoms will rise up and kingdoms will fall. However, there’s hope. God continues in verses 8-9, “Come, behold the works of the Lord, how He has brought desolations on the earth; He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; He burns the chariots with fire.

In the middle of raging nations and tottering kingdoms, God invites us to place our confidence in an everlasting Ruler who is Sovereign over all - Himself. God does not scramble for solutions, He is the solution for the chaos we face.

The empty tomb of Jesus demonstrates God’s mighty power over conflict and war. As Jesus was placed in the grave, sin and death could not defeat Him. On the third day, He arose victoriously. Sin does not reign. Death has been defeated.

So during these troubling days, we are called to trust in Him. As we seek to place our trust in His Sovereign Rule, you can find some practical ways you can respond below.

  1. Pray - By clicking on the link HERE, you will find a prayer guide from the North American Mission Board.

  2. Sing - Remind yourself of God's Sovereignty through singing along below. "Kings and Kingdoms fall, but the Lord our God, will reign forever..."

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