The news cycle is constantly changing. A major news story this morning will be replaced by a major news story this afternoon. We have notifications pop up on our phones everyday with a new breaking story. The stories that are reported are typically negative. The media does it’s best to get us to believe that the sky is falling. Unfortunately many times they succeed. Stress and anxiety is at an extremely high point. The future looks bleak.
Many of us can relate to the psalmist as he wrote these words in Psalm 2:1-3, “Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and his Annointed, saying “Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us””.
The psalmist looked around and could see events in motion. It looked like armies were forming to attack against God’s people. Christians are weary of the movements they see in the current events of the world. It does seem like there is a concerted effort to silence goodness and righteousness in this country. We have so many things to be concerned about. It seems just as obvious to us as it did to the author of the psalm.
But the first sentence of verse 4 is one of the most comforting and reassuring verses we can find in scripture. Memorize these words. Write them on your heart: “He who sits in the heavens shall laugh”.
Don’t misunderstand thinking that God find’s joy in the evil of the world. His laughing is not for joy. God laughs because he knows that he is in complete control and all of the events surrounding us will have no bearing on the victory that He plans.
God is the greatest strategist, the greatest general, the greatest chess player, and as He looks at what the world is doing He laughs with the confidence of knowing that the path of victory is becoming clearer and clearer with every move the world makes.
We are affected by what is going on around us, but lets remember that God is laughing. And if we are on his side, we can laugh too.