In light of the trauma cast throughout our country in recent days, we grasp at words wherever we can find them to help us find sanity in this insane crises. And it seems to me it comes down to finding Truth. For without Truth, we will search in vain for words to bring peace in the midst of our chaos.
But how can our country expect to find Truth, when we reject the one true source of Truth? Nevertheless, we continue plunging forward under the false impression that we are doing so in the name of personal freedom. We have thrown off the restraints that have restricted what we became convinced would make us happy.
Here is a brief sampling of the restraints we have discarded:
Wisdom to discern what is good and what is not.
“Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.” Proverbs 28:26 ESV
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!”Psalm 111:10 ESV
Peace in the midst of life’s storms.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Soundness of mind/freedom from fear.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 ESV
So, when we throw off the ability to recognize what is good and what is not, where does that lead?
So, when we reject God’s peace, what’s the outcome when the storms of life face plant us to the ground?
So, when we cast off God’s offer of soundness of mind and to be free of fear, how will we know what to do when we are threatened?