“Do not worry … saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ … Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Mt 6: 31, 34

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These are words from Jesus in His Sermon on the Mount.

All the things we grow concerned about require, for our sound judgment, a reliance on God, trust in God, confidence in God.  Without that, we will be nervous, anxious, worried and unable to think clearly and act wisely.

None of us can see the future.  Yes, we can sense problems, and can project out that a trajectory is unfolding.  But we do not know what tomorrow brings.  We cannot seen the unexpected, the opportunities that spring up – many in the midst of difficulties.

Just as a reliance on God gives us stability, being bound in love with those you can trust is, likewise, a way to good judgment, hope and confidence.

In a secular culture, mind you, you are surrounded with droves of people and institutions anchored in themselves – that is anchored in thin air.

Yes, without faith there is no leadership.  Your ideology always brings you up short, and more so in combat – then things turn against you and courage and wisdom is at a premium.

Life is far more organic, intuitive and mysterious than one might think. As such, the wisest decisions are frequently counter-intuitive.  Yes, they demand trust in the unknown/Unknown – yes, faith, confidence, wisdom and courage that comes from faith.

Without faith a steady hand is lost.

If the head of the parade is a faithless egotist, you are in the wrong parade; unless, of course, you wish to find the cliff in the dark of night.

We are presently governed by those who hands tremble.  They have no foundation but their prideful self.  For them talk is the substitute for action, denial displaces truth.

” … humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”

1 Pet 5: 6, 7

Those who have no trust in God, who live in a manner that shows you this – are not to be listened to, trusted or put in charge of anything – much lest your safety, security or welfare.

Shalom.

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