God reigns over all
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.Psalm 2:11 (ESV)
Psalm chapter two is a unique prayer for all the nations. At the time, David is praying for the nations who don’t believe in God. He warns them that though they may rule over some land, God rules over everything.
This chapter of Psalms talks about the power and authority of the Lord. God rules over all things with justice and righteousness. David calls upon the Lord through prayer to intervene in the affairs of the world to set things right.
Today, our world is still broken and ruled over by imperfect leaders. Every day we see something that reveals how sinful people are. War, terrorism, corruption, and poverty affect different nations across the globe. There are countries and peoples in the world who are unreached with the Gospel due to their leadership or culture.
Thankfully, we can take heart in the loving leadership of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He made a way for us to find salvation through his death and resurrection. Through that act of love and grace, we can form a personal relationship with the One who reigns over all things both on heaven and earth. All authority has been given unto him.
Since we have that connection with our heavenly Father, we can pray for peace and justice in our own lives, our families, our communities, and our world. Prayer is a powerful weapon that we tend to forget about or not take seriously. It has the power to make real change through the Lord’s miraculous work.
When we see other nations going through hard times, it’s easy to start questioning God and wonder why this is happening if he is such a loving and faithful Lord. The truth is, God’s work is beyond our comprehension. All we can do is trust that the Lord has a good reason for everything and will help us get through whatever we’re facing.
While we are here on this earth, it is our duty to serve the Lord with respect and honor him at all times. We must recognize his authority and share that message with others. This is how we can be there for others when they need it most.
This week, come to the Lord in prayer. Be reminded that God loves us even when we are weak and sinful people in a fallen and broken world.