What Happened to Faith?
Faith seems to be a rare commodity in our country. Is it any wonder, though, that we have lost faith when we look at the state of our society?
We’ve lost faith in a government that once governed “for the people, by the people.” It has become greedy for power and control – unconcerned for the needs of the people.
We’ve lost faith in the values that once resonated strongly in the hearts of our country. Now, there is no right or wrong. It’s all about what works for “me.”
We’ve lost faith in a justice system that once ruled fairly and just but is now influenced by the power of money.
We’ve lost faith in a healthcare system that has over-inflated the cost of care while under-inflating the quality.
We’ve lost faith in a banking system that once looked out for its customers but now crushes their dreams for the almighty dollar.
We’ve lost faith in the security of jobs because it’s become too expensive for employers to higher full-time employees.
We’ve lost faith in our welfare system because too many people just don’t want to work.
We’ve lost faith in churches that sugar-coat the truth to bring in numbers.
We’ve lost faith in the value of babies. Too many believe that if they can’t see it, it must not be real. They call it the right to choose. It explains why many can’t grasp the concept of faith.
Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
We’ve lost faith in the institution of marriage because it’s easier to bail out then to put forth the effort required for a healthy marriage.
It saddens me how our country has turned its back on God. He once made us the greatest nation in the world, but our lack of faith in Him has disintegrated us to a state of mediocrity.
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the enemy trying to pull me down in the faithless pit of fear, depression, disbelief and doubt. It’s a vicious cycle we get caught up in. The more dismal the world looks, the more difficult it becomes to keep the faith.
I refuse to ride that cycle anymore. I believe that God still desires for us to have healthy marriages, healthy lives, healthy careers and a healthy government.
2 Chronicles 7:14 -“If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”