GODfidence: the unwavering belief that one can rely on God; a firm trust in the grace of God. A faithful belief that God is always with you no matter your current circumstance or situation.
I have been approached by many people of faith and they ask:
What can I do now that our elected leaders, government and judicial system have failed us?
MY ANSWER: You must believe in Him! You must have GODfidence!
I get my strength from the Holy Bible.
I think about the day that Moses died and how the chosen people felt without their leader who lead them out of slavery in Egypt under the pharaoh. When they reached the edge of their promised land they lost Moses and wondered what will happen now! They then wandered in despair into the desert for 40 years until God spoke to Joshua and told him to lead His people back to the promised land. The land that God promised them. They and Joshua then knew that God always keeps His promises.
As it is written in Joshua 1:9,
9 Have I not commanded you. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
I think about what the disciples of Jesus Christ must have felt as they watched him die on the cross. With his death their dreams and hope that He would free them from the tyranny of Imperial Roman were gone, they thought forever.
All of the disciples were in deep despair as the bloodied body of Jesus was taken down from the cross at Calvary and carried away to a tomb that awaited His earthly remains.
The disciples felt lost, alone, afraid and with a feeling of hopelessness as they stood with beside His mother Mary.
Many of them fled thinking that they would suffer the same fate, which history tells us all did but one.
However, on the third day after Jesus died on the cross he arose and this is chronicled in the Holy Bible in Mark 16: 1-20,
¹The Sabbath day ended. Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices. They were going to use them for Jesus’ body.
2 Very early on the first day of the week, they were on their way to the tomb. It was just after sunrise.
3 They asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance to the tomb?”
4 Then they looked up and saw that the stone had been rolled away. The stone was very large.
5 They entered the tomb. As they did, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe. He was sitting on the right side. They were alarmed.
6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. But he has risen! He is not here! See the place where they had put him.
7 Go! Tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him. It will be just as he told you.’ ”
8 The women were shaking and confused. They went out and ran away from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.
9 Jesus rose from the dead early on the first day of the week. He appeared first to Mary Magdalene. He had driven seven demons out of her.
10 She went and told those who had been with him. She found them crying. They were very sad.
11 They heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him. But they did not believe it.
12 After that, Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them. This happened while they were walking out in the country.
13 The two returned and told the others about it. But the others did not believe them either.
14 Later Jesus appeared to the 11 disciples as they were eating. He spoke firmly to them because they had no faith. They would not believe those who had seen him after he rose from the dead.
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world. Preach the good news to everyone.
16 Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who does not believe will be punished.
17 Here are the miraculous signs that those who believe will do. In my name they will drive out demons. They will speak in languages they had not known before.
18 They will pick up snakes with their hands. And when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all. They will place their hands on sick people. And the people will get well.”
19 When the Lord Jesus finished speaking to them, he was taken up into heaven. He sat down at the right hand of God.
20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere. The Lord worked with them. And he backed up his word by the signs that went with it.
God gave us His Son to be our Lord, Redeemer and Savior.
What America and every American now needs is GODfidence. Trust in Him for He will never forsake you.
Unlike the earthly leaders, He can be trusted always.
Take heart. Never give up. Like the disciples never surrender. Go into all the world. Preach the good news to everyone.
Be strong, be courageous because God is with you
©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.
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