We Have A Problem
I am of the notion that the problem in this country is the fact that we don’t look to God.
There is no real reverence, worship, prayer, and obviously, prayer. Where is the family alter? Or the people with zeal for the things of God? Where are those bold enough to tell someone – in public – “let’s pray” or “God bless you”? Where are those that TRUST Him? No, no, I mean REALLY trust him? Will you trust Him without a job, unemployment, social security, food stamps, etc., etc.?
All those things came from MAN…
Everything Has A Place
I’m not saying that they’re no good and shouldn’t be used. Especially Social Security. I mean, a body pays into that their whole life. How could they NOT get it back when they need it. That’s like losing a savings account!
Jeremiah 17:5-6 says this…”Thus saith the Lord; cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.”
But what does the majority do? Too often, we trust in “the man” to fix what’s wrong in this country.
We MUST stop thinking our saving grace comes from legislation or laws or anything governed by man. We were created with a purpose, God has a plan for each of us, whether small or large, quiet or loud, noticed or unnoticed. And He waits only on our obedience to Him.
Trust In The Lord
Jeremiah 17:7-8 says, “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yeilding fruit.”
Paul said over and over how unworthy he was, and how he always wound up doing what he SHOULDN’T and NOT doing what he should.
I know how he feels….
It can be hard to simply STAND when everything around us is going crazy. It can be easy to get caught up in what the media is saying, or what we see on the television. Sometimes it’s even those closest to us who can say such unsettling things that we find ourselves shaken.
My prayer is that I will be able to withstand the onslaught of craziness the enemy tries to assault my mind with. And that is my prayer for you as well. I hope that you are abundantly blessed in this upcoming year!
Search me Lord, and create a clean heart in me…help me focus only on YOU. Bring revival to this wilderness land we live in and turn the hearts of the people and rulers back to YOU, in Jesus Name…