May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. — Romans 15:13 NIV (from Bible Gateway,com)
Here in the U.S. we like to throw the name of God around a lot. Our “pledge of allegiance” to the flag of our country contains the words “one Nation under God.” Even our money has the words “in God we Trust.” But do we — really?
Do we trust God? Or do we trust one man alone to solve all the problems in the world and in our country?
Do we trust God? Or do we trust the government to create a just society?
Do we trust God? Or do we trust our guns to keep us safe without killing an innocent friend, neighbor or family member?
Do we trust God? Or do we trust our money to provide our needs and make us feel important?
Do we trust God? Or do we trust the military to destroy our enemies without destroying the lives and futures of the soldiers who are fighting?
Do we trust God? Or do we believe that perhaps God has turned his back on us and that we have to fight the evil in the world on our own?
It’s time we looked at what’s going on in the world and asked the difficult questions. Do we really trust God?