I woke up overwhelmed today. As soon as my eyes opened, my mind began to race with all the things waiting for me to do today and the baggage leftover from yesterday. I staggered to my Mr. Coffee and poured a cup (thank goodness for automatic timers) and flopped down in my easy chair. Because I couldn’t settle my mind on where to begin my day, I did something completely uncharacteristic and flipped on the TV. I never watch TV in the morning before work, but the prospect of trying to cram something productive in before I had to get in the shower and get moving was more than I could bear.
I turned on the TV and Fox News was on, recapping events from yesterday’s inauguration, discussing the downward spiraling economy, and preparing to cover the prayer service which the Obamas would be attending at the Washington National Cathedral. It made me wonder again what the next four years will bring for our country and how President Obama will handle all that is ahead of him.
Realizing that the economy and the state of our country was more than I could process at 6am, and with a sudden desire to hear from the Lord, I turned off the TV and picked up my Bible. Because I was still feeling restless, I couldn’t even decide where to begin and made a quick decision to do the old trick of reading the “Proverb of The Day”. I opened to Proverbs 21 and started to read…
“The King’s heart is in the hand of the Lord. He directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.” Proverbs 21:1
I used this verse in a post not long ago, but thought it was appropriate as a reminder again that the same God who is in control of my own overwhelmed life is the same God who directs the course and leaders of our country. He has vested interest because, even though some try to deny it, we are still “One Nation, under God.”