In God We Trust
“I cried out, ‘I am slipping!’ but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.”
A week has gone by since it all finally finished. Another election has come and gone. Historical, yes. Life-changing? Time will tell. But I was reminded of a simple truth we see every day, but one that many seem to forget. It is in our pockets, in our wallets, in our banks. It’s not our money, but something inscribed on it. It is the phrase “In God We Trust.”
The Psalmist teaches us a very good lesson. That all our hope, all our trust, all our reliance is to be in the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Doubts and fears will come. Our current economic status has many wondering what is next, but do we truly put our trust in God? This goes far beyond who was elected to office at any level. It drives deep into the core of who we are.
I have been challenged recently with this phrase, myself. Do I really trust in God in my everyday life? Do I trust Him with my work, my family, my time, my passions, my future? I would love to say I pass with flying colors, but I would be lying. My prayer for our country is simply this: that we would embrace what is written on what we value so much here in America. That the saying “Yes We Can” will become “Yes HE Can,” as we take comfort in knowing that we can always trust in God.
My life has never been dramatically changed by who is in the oval office, but it certainly has been by the One who resides in the greatest seat of power of all. In God I trust. God bless America and happy Veteran’s Day!
1. Has our country’s current state caused you to stop trusting in God? Why or why not?
2. What does Scripture say about putting our trust on things of this earth?
3. Today, can you honestly say “In God I Trust”?