Saturday, June 1, 2013

Where Is Your Hope Today?

There's a storm out there folks! Are you watching the news these days? Feeling the tension yet? Are you trusting in our government to fix the problems that have grasped our nation?

I have learned that no matter what political persuasion you are from that there is no party of politicians that will fix this world.
They are corrupt in general. They (both sides) have sold us out. Please, ... I am not saying that every last one them are evil but I am saying that evil isn't divided along a single party line. I tend to trust none of them ... because it is so difficult to distinguish between the good and the corrupt. You have to be on your guard watching these people in congress. So, I DO believe we need to remain active calling out those who are corrupt on either side that we CAN identify. Where are the real leaders out there?

The problems we are facing as a nation and a world are so large. I often steer clear of the news media for months because of the overwhelming feeling of anxiety they seem to be forcing upon us. Do you feel the pressure?

I tend to pick up an old faithful news network that is far more positive when I feel the heat from the world. I could quote many scriptures from the Bible that speak of the things that we are watching take place today. The Bible speaks directly of the coming world turmoil but it also speaks of the ultimate triumph of the Lord.

I have had all the negative news I can handle for today so I want to encourage you with a passage of scripture that is usually only mentioned around Christmas found in Isaiah 9:6,7:

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.

One day the corruption will be over and Jesus will reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. That's the government I trust!

Where is your hope today? Is it in your 401k, your bank account, real estate investments, your portfolio? Where is your anchor when your world is getting rocked? Do you trust in yourself and your power or do you lean on His everlasting arms?

As for me:
My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

God bless you this weekend.
NikonSniper Steve


Judy said...

I think what I've had driven home is to put my trust not in men but in God. I always believed that, but as I watch and listen to groups praising this or that person as the answer, I know in my heart that God is the true answer. People are fallible, imperfect. God made us that way. God the Father also gave us His Son, Jesus Christ, to save us. Jesus Christ. None other. That being said, I was not put on this earth to stand idly by, so I write my Congressmen, study, read, and listen, but always remember that when it comes down to it: Jesus is the Savior of the world. Thanks NikonSniper for sharing your love for God.

I Live in an Antbed said...

I'm watching The Response live feed of His Body gathered in Reliant Stadium in Houston for a day of prayer and fasting,
It's so precious!

Lynda said...

My husband loves to watch all the news shows - - - I can't handle all the negativity and division. If we didn't have our faith in Christ, it would indeed be a glum, glum world.

Teri said...

Thanks for your answer awhile back. I'm sorry that I didn't respond right then. Things get in the way sometimes. You answered what I meant though, so thanks for that. Hope you are doing well.

Cheryl said...

Stephen, thanks for the tears. As I sit reading your words of comfort, and knowing that I will soon meet my Maker, I give thanks to you for providing these words which give me peace.
For many years I have felt we are facing the end of the world as we know it. A world of greed and corrupt governments. Thanks to the World Wide Web you are being heard.

Gemel said...

Trust in God is all we require.

dj trish said...

I get my news from the News on the Radio and the internet.I try to stay away from politics in the summer.Although its hot I enjoy summer the most.After I hear the news in the morning I just move on from there especially in the summer.I welcome you and you readers to check out my blogs for fun news and GOOD news.

ShEiLa said...

I totally agree... no political party is going to fix the trouble our world is in. I firmly believe that if you are not part of the solution... you are part of the problem. I look forward to a day when Jesus Christ will reign again... that too will be the government I trust.

Thanks again NikonSniper... I didn't ever think that there would be anything better than your photos... but it is nice to hear from your sensitive spiritual side.
Loving your written posts as much as your photos.

(I hope you got my email and that it didn't bug you.)

Hope said...

perfect comments on your blog today..
I feel mostly the same way.. hard to know just what to do.. so many lies we have been told over and over..
but as you know.. all we can do is keep watch and pray pray pray..
I hope you have a lovely and peaceful weekend..

Melissa said...

Thanks for this post! I needed that reminder today!! Our Awesome GOD is still in control! :)