January 7, 2021 - LISTEN HERE
What does it mean to Trust? Webster’s defines trust to mean:
Firm belief in the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing; to have confidence or reliance.Let’s reread the passage with these insertions:
Blessed is the person who puts his belief in the integrity, the ability, and the character of the Lord and does not rely on arrogant people or follow lies.
We have been praying for our country, our constitution and our president for several months now here at Happy Hour. The time is now to stand firm and put our TRUST in the Lord...and trust in the outcome He has in store for the United States.
But now is the time to stay the line, trust in the Lord and not listen to “arrogant people” and “those who TELL lies.” We’ve heard so many in the last few weeks, even in the last 48 hours, that unless we use true discernment and ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, it becomes increasingly possible to ferret out the facts....and to NOT lead to our own understanding.
Whatever it is you THINK you know about the current political and medical situations, keep in mind that you only have a thin glimmer of what is really going on. If you get your information from MSM, remember you’re only getting told what they WANT you know, with the spin in THEIR direction. If you get your information from social media, be very selective of the sources you follow and believe.
In the meantime, remember what the Lord said about worry in Mathew 6: 25-34:
Do not worry about your life... but seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness so all these things shall be added to you.
What should we do RIGHT NOW?
- Keep our eyes on Him.
- Seek to serve Him better and with more trust.
- Trust everything will be ok if we let go of the outcome.
- Trust He will show us right from wrong.
- We must aside our personal arrogance... and perceptions, and yes, lies and traps we have fallen into and accepted as “truth.”
- Most importantly, we must trust God knows what He’s doing and trust He will deliver the best outcome for us all
Dear Lord, we are passing through tumultuous times, traveling in unchartered waters. We don’t know what to do next. We’re not sure where to go – or if we should sit tight. We’re not sure if we should fight or hunker down. We’re not sure what our country is going to look like on February 1. We're not sure what to prepare for - civil war or total lockdown. Lord, the most important - the ONLY thing we - we should be preparing for is His return. We must be casting our fears and our doubts on to You. We need to be deepening our trust in You.
Lord, we praise Thee. We worship Thee. We thank Thee for being the One True God that through Your Son, Christ Jesus, we can always turn toward in hope and trust for the Truth. Protect us Lord and forever keep us close unto you. In Jesus Name, Amen.