But as for me, I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone. For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness. Psalm 73:2-3
Here was a man confused by something in the world around him; in this particular case he was confused and upset because of the number of people who had apparently rejected God yet still seemed to prosper with healthy bodies and bank accounts. And he, and the people around him, asked the question, “Does the Most High even know what’s happening?”
There are many things people question in the society around us. One such question that seems to be cropping up frequently these days is whether or not we should have the anti-Covid vaccination. Arguments abound about risks. About the shortened length of testing time. Social media is awash with fake news and conspiracy theories, all adding to the general confusion. And then thoughts about the ethics of it all emerge to further muddy the waters of discussion, if that was even possible. Unfortunately a specific answer to this question is not something that we can find in the Bible. And if we turn to the internet to find out the answer, we end up even more confused than before.
Further on in Psalm 73, the psalmist wrote these verses: “Yet I still belong to You; You hold my right hand. You guide me with Your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. Whom have I in heaven but You? I desire You more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever.”
In spite of his dilemma, the psalmist was able to put his hand into God’s and, in faith and trust, receive counsel that put his mind at rest. And it is the same for all of us. We have the same opportunity to snuggle into God and feel His heartbeat, and hear the answer to our earthly questions.
God may not give us a specific answer but I’m sure He will help us make the right decision. If we let Him.