The NaBloPoMo theme for this month is change. I am so tired of hearing about change. Just yesterday I had to deal with this woman where I clean offices with a friend of mine. The woman in question is the receptionist. She has articles and pictures of Obama all around her desk. One is hand drawn. I should have known better, but while cleaning her desk yesterday I happened to ask her if she drew the picture herself. Well, that just opened the flood gates. I got to hear about how her husband drew it for her because he knows how much she loves Obama. She went on and on about how he is her savior and how he is going to save us all and our country, blah, blah, blah. I smiled and got the heck away from her as fast I could.
I have a problem with people looking to Obama as "the Savior". We have only one savior, and Obama isn't it. Aren't we told not to put our faith in men? (or women)?
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.
Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?
I think we are in for some hard times in our country. I think some people refuse to see the truth before their eyes. Obama isn't going to be different, he's a politician, just like all politicians. Look at the people he has chosen to surround himself with, the people he has chosen for his cabinet. No big change makers there. I think our country will be less secure with him in charge. I think we will go deeper and deeper into debt. I think our morals will continue to slide into the abyss. I think the only thing we can trust in is the Lord.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." (Proverbs 3:5)
The first half of this these next few verses is a warning, but the goodness of the Lord shows through at the end:
5 This is what the LORD says: "Cursed are those who trust in mortals, who depend on flesh for their strength and whose hearts turn away from the LORD. 6 They will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.
7 "But blessed are those who trust in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. 8 They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
Those of us who believe in the Lord, who trust in the Lord need to stand strong in the storm that may come. We must let the world know that we still believe the USA is governed by God, first and foremost, not by man. We need to pray, and ask God to give wisdom to those in charge of our country, but to never forget who is really in control.