The woes of the world can give one angst. Tragedies piled upon tragedies, people fleeing their countries, viruses killing wantonly, it isn’t pretty. We all need some encouragement. Read Psalm 46 and focus on verses 1-3 and verse 10. “God is our refuge and strength. A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear.” Who is our strength and refuge? Are we going to work out all our own troubles and everyone else’s? What are we scared of? He tells us over and over He is there for us, to lean on Him, He’s got it under control. What can we fear if He is for us? Then there’s verse 10. “Be still and know that I am God.” Isn’t it so much easier to run around willy nilly and know that He is God than to sit patiently and quietly and let Him do His thing because HE IS GOD? You have to love Peter because he represents so many of us so well. I get Peter. I would rather do something wrong than nothing at all. When Peter was on the Mount of Transfiguration and getting all excited, wanting to build tents (better to do something wrong than nothing) and God spoke, “This My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him,” it was for our sakes as much as Peter, James, and John’s. Be still, I am God and so is My Son, listen to Him, We’ve got it covered! We’re not going to change the world’s situation, He is! We can’t get rid of the angst, but He can! Try being still, being alone with Him in quietness, listening and leaning on Him, letting Him be in control, because you know, He is God!