I have been fretful the past few weeks since hearing of North Korea’s determination to launch nuclear missiles at South Korea and the United States — either Guam, Hawaii, or the West Coast.
A mother’s fear for her child has fought a battle with my faith, crying out for protection for her son that lives in California.
I sometimes lay awake at night, my heart and mind bouncing back and forth between reassurance and fear, concern and calm acceptance.
Yet, even as my prayers are being uttered, a small voice is reminding me that there are other people living in those parts of this country that soon could be targets of attack; and I am urged to pray for them as well.
Even as I am typing this, Fox News is talking about the imminent attack on South Korea, saying that a missile launch could happen at any time.
My heart wants to leap into my throat; but when I woke this morning, I felt the Lord near me, reassuring and comforting me, filling me with peace.
My morning reading was in Psalms and included these verses:
“The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.” (145:18-19)
I know that, no matter what happens, the Lord is in control, and my son is cradled in the palm of His hand.
There is no better place to be.
© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2013