In Times Like These

We read the headlines daily and listen to the news,

We shake our heads despairingly and glumly sing the blues;

We are restless and dissatisfied and we do not feel secure,

We are vaguely discontented with the things we must endure. 

This violent age we live in is filled with nameless fears,

As we listen to the newscasts that come daily to our ears;

And we view the threatening future with sad sobriety,

As we’re surrounded daily by increased anxiety;

How can we find security or stand on solid ground,

When there’s violence, dissension and confusion all around;

Where can we go for refuge from the rising tides of hate,

Where can we find a haven to escape this shameful fate;

So instead of reading headlines that disturb the heart and mind,

Let us open up the BIBLE and in doing so we’ll find;

That this age is no different from the millions gone before,

But in every hour of crisis God has opened up a door;

For all who seek His guidance and trust His all wise plan,

For God provides protection beyond that devised by man;

 And we learn that each tomorrow is not ours to understand,

But lies safely in the keeping of the great Creator’s Hand;

 And to have the steadfast knowledge that WE NEVER WALK ALONE,

 And to rest in the assurance that our EVERY NEED IS KNOWN;

Will help dispel our worries, our anxieties and care,

For doubt and fear are vanquished in the PEACEFULNESS OF PRAYER.