Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the LORD and against his anointed, saying "Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles." The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the LORD scoffs at them.
I praise you for being a powerful God. I praise you for being an "in control" God. I praise you for being a God who is not intimidated by even the most powerful people in the world. I praise you for being a Creator who is not at all fearful of the created! I am so thankful that even when it seems like the world is rising up against you and the people that love you that I do not need to fear because you are in control! You are mighty - to the point of laughing at those who would try to rise up against you!
I confess that there are times when I am not as confident in you as I should be. There are days when I see all the disbelief in, hatred for, and slander towards your name and I feel like "the world" is going to win. There are days when I allow myself to believe that, in the end, you will not be victorious. Forgive me for my disbelief. Forgive me for my lack of confidence. Forgive me for believing in the power of the created rather than the Creator.
I look forward to my confidence in you and your power and might becoming more unwavering as the years go by. I look forward to being so aware of what you've done in the past, what you're doing in the present, and what you've promised to do in the future that nothing can shake the faith, hope, and trust that I have in you. I pray that regardless of what is happening around me, I will always be assured that the one above me is in complete control!