Very few mornings do I get a chance to watch Good Morning America, so if there’s anything I’d like to watch later, I set my DVR. On the morning of March 4, I watched a portion of a report entitled, “Confidence Crisis: How does America get it back.” Although I didn’t think it interesting enough to record, I do feel it important enough to express my views based on my personal beliefs.
For many Americans the recession has them wondering what it takes to survive this crisis. Frankly, the foundation that millions have built their lives upon is being bulldozed by greed and crushed by the exposure of covert operations in high places. Do you find the sudden exposure of investments tyrants, like the Madoffs, Sanfords, and other financial tycoons ironic? Truth always wins over evil! “You will be safe, if you always do right, but you will get caught, if you are dishonest” (Proverbs 10:9).
Moreover, trusting in an economic system built upon lies and deception is like building a house upon sand. When the torrents of dishonesty come, the streams of greed rise, and the illusion of justice blow profusely and beat against all in society many are destined to fall with a great crash. It’s only those who built their lives upon the Rock that will hold fast to their confidence in the Christ and stand firmly declaring victory in spite of a turbulent economy.
Does it mean they don’t experience the affects of the crisis? No. The difference between confidence in an economic system and the Kingdom of God is knowing that all systems are powerless against the purposes of the Eternal King. Therefore, if the affects are felt, i.e., foreclosure, job loss, etc., confidence in the Word of truth is foundational and keeps us grounded knowing that all things work together for good of those who love God, and are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
Here is a word of Truth that will help America get her confidence back: Start living true to the slogan on American coins and currency—“In God We Trust.” Moreover, confidence in the prayers of us who trust in the grace and mercy of our God as we pray, “Your kingdom come; Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”
No doubt the road to recovery for America will be long; however, the journey should be one that strengthens us as ‘one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all’. When this is lived in truth, America can get her confidence back; but hopefully this time, not in her financial system, or economic strength, or as a global giant, but as a righteous nation whose God is the LORD.
Here’s a faith anchor for anyone with sinking confidence:
“Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.” —Proverbs 3:25-26