Faith For Today: Put God in Control

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By C.L. Glasscock

 James 1:5-8 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”

 As we look at James telling us first of all to ask God for wisdom, most of us Christians know that wisdom comes from God. When we ask God for wisdom or anything we have to pray believing God is going to answer our prayer. And when the devil comes on strong tempting us to do wrong, God will have a hedge built around us to ward off the temptation. 

James 1:12 “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 

Without God giving wisdom, we cannot defeat the devil. In 1 Kings we see King Solomon asking God for wisdom to be a great king to lead his people. 

1 Kings 3:9 “Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?” 

We are in a hotly contested presidential race and someone is going to win, wonder what would happen if he would realize they cannot run our country without God’s wisdom?

I believe if they would pray for God’s wisdom without wavering he would answer their prayers. It would come with a price. 

We would have to put prayer back in school, hang the Ten Commandments back on the walls of all our public buildings. 

We would have to make abortion illegal, gambling would be illegal, gun control would not be mentioned because it would be handled very easily.  Homosexuality would take a back seat and we would not have to worry about same sex marriages. 

God would be our God instead of money and our businesses would be closed on the Sabbath day to honor God. 

This is just a few things that would happen to our country if we put God back in control. 

As we look at some of the ungodly things we are doing in our nation today and our government is approving of, we have to believe if we keep believing in our own strength our nation will fall or Jesus will come back to earth and get his people. 

I believe all of us Christians, if we had a choice,  would rather Jesus to come back and get us.