Who Is Telling Your Story?
In this day of pandemics and racial unrest, we are drowning in an ocean of narratives that confuse, anger and cause fear. The world is filled with so many conflicting stories that we can be left overwhelmed and depressed. With the help of the internet, fact, fiction, and outright lies are all jumbled together in a digital cocktail that can give one indigestion.
Even if a story is true, (which many are), we can fixate on it to the point of distraction and discouragement. Which world story should we believe or focus on?
In a post-truth world, emotions become the default many narratives are based on. In other words, when approaching world problems, many are more prone to follow their tenuous gut feelings instead of consulting eternal principles.
In spite of the post-truth world rejecting grand narratives like the story of God and creation, God has not changed. There is great comfort in knowing that when the world seems to be falling apart, Someone greater than us sees it, feels it, and has a plan.
“The LORD has established his throne in the heavens,
and his kingdom rules over all. “Psalm 103:19
The Real Storyteller
Ultimately, God holds the narrative of the ages. Whether we believe it or not, it is important that someone is looking out for us. This is comforting because God continues to craft the story regardless of what our gut tells us. Even when we have days where we doubt God, He is still moving history to where it needs to be.
“Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He will reign forever and ever.” Revelation 11:15
God’s Story Must Overshadow All Others
Every time you wake up, there is someone out there waiting to tell your story in the place of the story God has for your life. If there is no hope in the story you are believing, no faith-filled outlook, but just anger and suspicion, then someone else is telling your story. It could be someone you know, or any form of social media or news. The point is that God is the one who longs to tell our stories. When His story overshadows the tidal wave of stories swirling around us, there will be a profound peace in the midst of it all.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”