Psalm 56:4 “In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.”
It is relatively easy to trust in the things we see around us. Indeed, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the things that plague our lives. It is simple for the pressures of life to produce anxiety and trepidation. Yet, we must follow the advice of the Psalmist. We must focus our attention not on the temporal but on the eternal. Our lives must be consumed by trust in the Lord, discounting the impact of mere men on our lives. We must let our thoughts linger on God’s powerful provision.
American Christians need to be empowered in our stand for Christ. The message we have been given to share is failing because we have been inadequate in our role as messengers. Our trust in all else, apart from the Lord, has made us weak and passive. Our fear of man has fostered a population of impotent Christians in America, unable to influence our world. Other groups have seized the initiative, while wrestling the public dialogue towards a direction that opposes Christ. All the while, we are too paralyzed to engage.
The antidote to our passivity is a trusting spirit. Fortunately, we have a God who is ultimately trustworthy and who eagerly anticipates our trust. PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD BE EMBOLDENED BY TRUSTING IN THE LORD. Setting aside fear of fleshly foes will foster our faithfulness.