We have been living in a world increasingly chaotic, increasingly irresponsible, increasingly amoral, increasingly unlawful. We watch events unfold both within our country and our government, as well as in other countries, that we would never have thought possible 20 years ago. Countries around the globe, including our own, are facing dire consequences because of years of governmental intrusion, abuse and corruption.
We have seen our own government become increasingly tyrannical, increasingly fascist-like over the past two years. We witness illegal immigrants, and thus criminals, cross our border daily with no effective, no apparent, response. In fact the government wants to "legalize" these criminals. How is that possible in a Republic where the rule of law is paramount?
We witnessed yesterday a heinous act by a deranged individual, when he shot multiple persons including a nine year old girl, a Congresswoman and a Federal Judge. That act in itself, is despicable enough. But now we have media reports that even include Congresswoman Giffords' own father pointing fingers at the Tea Party.
The alleged shooter was not a member of the Tea Party. If you care to know the truth about him check this link.
But the point of this post is that regardless of how out of control our country is, or the world is, remember that God is always there to support us. So if you haven't, turn to Him. And remember that no person or circumstance can rob you of the presence of God. No one can take your belief from you. Only you have that power. You can choose to believe, or you can choose not to. Neither option can be proved in this world, other than by the acceptance (or not) of miracles.
I choose to believe. I have witnessed miracles in my own life, so I know God exists. That is comforting. And knowing that no matter how much "pain" in inflicted upon us in our lives, He is always there to support us. Many who are skeptical ask "if there is a God, why does he allow things like the Arizona shooting to occur?" And my answer is simple. Because there is also a satan. And while God is there to support us in all things, satan is there to tear us down just as often, and in as many ways, as possible. In our personal lives, in our government, in our world. And while God may not be able to prevent satan from acting, we have a choice in how we react to those things satan places in our paths. We can choose to stand with God and trust in Him, or we can turn away from God and try surviving on our own. The former allows God to work his plan to reward us at some point - in this world or the next. But the latter does not allow Him to work His plan, because we no longer have an open heart to Him.
We are living in trying times. Certainly more trying for some than for others, but historically, this period of world history will be discussed and studied by generations yet to come. And only if we turn to God, will that history turn out good. So join with me and stand with Him!
Stand With God, Stand For Liberty, Prepare To Fight For Both!