Don’t Lose the Plot

Right now while I’m writing this, there are around 15,000 Americans in Afghanistan with no way out. Taliban insurgents have cut off access to the airport while our “woke” military leaders and diplomats are in effect begging “non-inclusive” terrorists to allow safe evacuation. Meanwhile, dictatorial domestic policies on the vaccine front don’t reflect either the data or the science, with the emergency vaccines themselves proving more and more ineffective (even harmfully ADE), except in satisfying greedy pharmaceutical companies that have never seen so much money in their lives (not to mention their political benefactors). The Biden administration has proved itself to be more of an incompetent, greedy, dangerous morass of idiocy than what they and their allies in the media and big tech daily branded the previous administration’s domestic and foreign policies.

I think we can spot a narrative failure when we see one. And we’re seeing more than one.

If only we could sit back in our armchairs and relax. But we can’t. Both on the domestic front, where liberties are daily being eroded, and the international front, where terrorists have been given a new lease on life thanks to Afghanistan, Americans are under attack. And though for the good of our children and our neighbors we must pray and strive to be vigilant at all cost, we cannot deny that we are under increasing threat, especially as Christians. We are living with moral erosion and Marxist hegemony in every major American institution. The political and socio-cultural agenda of the far-left has advanced far faster than they themselves could have foreseen, thanks to the money pouring in from big tech as well as its effective monopoly of social media platforms. Their unholy narrative advances.

There’s plenty of cause for fear. So why aren’t we afraid?

We aren’t afraid because all human narratives, the meta-text of civilizations and empires, fail. Any good history book tells you that. But more importantly, the Bible tells us that. Kingdoms come and go. But as chapter 2 of the Book of Daniel tells us so graphically through the vision of Nebuchadnezzar, only one kingdom overtakes them all and is eternal. God’s kingdom.

Don’t lose that plot in all the frenzy that surrounds us. God is sovereign. Jesus is King. His kingdom has come in the hearts of every believer and is coming as we proclaim it and will come when He returns.

Even as we long for Christ’s return, let’s not let any narrative of fear take control of us. In Christ we are already victorious. Hallelujah! All glory be to God our Savior!

Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will trouble, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

As it is written, “For your sake we encounter death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we have complete victory through him who loved us!

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:35-39 (NET)
Text: Jan Struther 1901-53. Hymn tune: SLANE (Traditional Irish Melody)

24 thoughts on “Don’t Lose the Plot

  1. What a “depressing” — yet clear-sighted — assessment of this world.

    Thank you for not leaving us in the dusk of despair. You so clearly remind us that our hope is misplaced if it’s dependent on shifting circumstances. Our hope must be built on nothing less than Jesus and his righteousness.

    Thank you for placing these momentous tragedies in their proper, finite perspectives.

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    1. Rob,
      Thank you so much for your comment. In every flood of evil there’s one sure Rock and I’m so glad we have Him, our Savior and our Lord. No other One could make us walk away from the news on the street and on our screens with the peace that passes understanding, and hope and joy for the future.
      pax,
      dora

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    1. Dear Susan,
      “Why do the nations conspire,”the psalmist asks in Psalm 2, “and the people’s plot in vain?” in such a tone of tranquility and trust! If we didn’t have that assurance of God’s sovereignty, his providence for His glory and for our good, where would we turn? Oh praise God for His gift of saving faith! Thanks so much for commenting and may God bless you and yours. 🙏🙂
      pax,
      dora

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    1. Mandy,
      1 John 4:4 came to mind as I read your comments: “Little children, you are from God and have overcome [the world], for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” Oh what blessed assurance through every turmoil and every encounter with the world, behind which are powers and principalities. I’m thankful for your heartfelt prayers like the one today that lift us up before the throne of God. Keep pressing on, sister!
      Grace and peace to you,
      dora

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    1. Dwight,
      It appears all the more hapless when you realize more and more that Peggy Noonan was right when she wrote in WSJ: “It’s the big fact of American life now, isn’t it? That we are patronized by our inferiors.” Our elites are not so much elites as elitists. If our hope rested in them, it would be sadly misplaced. Praise God for His Son, in whom alone we hope and trust!

      “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Rom. 15:13)
      pax,
      dora

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    1. Jon,
      Thank you for reading. Psalm 91 has come to my rescue on many a dark day! May it be a continual blessing as you, like the psalmist, keep God’s word hidden in your heart (Ps. 119: 11).
      pax,
      dora

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    1. the old lie of think tanks
      elitists know better
      when the man on the street
      would have known better
      the center can’t hold
      when it’s just a fabrication
      (but it did put a lot of dough
      in a lot of pockets, there you go!)

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    1. Jimmy,
      Thank you for reading and your kind comments. The world has it’s Big Brother. We have our elder Brother, Christ Jesus, keeping watch over us. In him, we can stand firm in faith even when chaos threatens. Praise God!

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