1 Why do the nations conspire,
and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and his anointed, saying,
3 “Let us burst their bonds asunder,
and cast their cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord has them in derision.
5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6 “I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill.”
7 I will tell of the decree of the Lord:
He said to me, “You are my son;
today I have begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron,
and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”
10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear,
with trembling 12 kiss his feet,
or he will be angry, and you will perish in the way;
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Happy are all who take refuge in him.
“Happy are all who take refuge in him” and why not? Even though the nations conspire, God simply laughs. At times we might forget who God is. We allow circumstances in our lives to become so big that we begin to believe that they are even bigger than God. We become fearful, thinking that we will be overtaken.
The Psalmist reminds us that God is bigger. Even when our circumstances and problems conspire against us…God simply laughs. He is the one who is bigger. His power is so much greater than anything we will ever have to face. We can take refuge in God because he is so much bigger than our problems, our fear, our sin.
Take heart, the God you serve is bigger…..