Arise, Oh God!

Arise, Oh God, and rule the earth, for you shall take all nations for your own. — Psalm 82:8.

My children are taking the state of the world and especially the virus better than I. Each in their own way have surrendered to the fact that we are all impacted by the virus and complaining or moaning does no good at all. They will take all preventative steps such as masks, social distancing, and being careful where they go, but when it comes inconveniences and yes sometimes real tragedies they accept that this is part of our current life and go on living without complaints.

In so doing, they actually take control. It is a funny paradox: the more we surrender control, the more control we have.

This is a good lesson for us all, and not limited to the virus. We do what we can, and let God take care of the rest!

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. Wonderful reflection today. I am forwarding this to my two children who need this Some days. It’s hard when they are raising children in such vulnerable times.

    1. Thank you Judy. Hope you re staying safe and healthy. It is very hard to raise kids in this environment. Webb.

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