For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.  When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?  (Psalm 11:2-3)

I think we’ve all been there.  We’ve all wondered how we are supposed to handle circumstances beyond our inherent ability to overcome.

The question is legitimate:  what can we do?

And so the answer comes:

The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne.  He observes the sons of men; his eyes examine them.  (Psalm 11:4)

It’s not exactly what we would expect.  Not exactly an answer that makes the most sense to us. 

And yet it is the answer that forces us to relinquish our tendency to control. 

What are we supposed to do when everything in the enemy’s bag of tricks is being hurled at us?  What are we supposed to do when we are in way over our heads and the waves keep crashing over us? 

Know that the Lord is on His throne.

He has never stepped off of it, even when His own Son experienced torment beyond what we will ever know.

He is on His throne.  He is watching.  And He will act in justice. 

There are times when there is simply nothing we can do. 

That’s why we put our hope in the King.