(Proverbs 3:26 KJV) For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
This is a really hard lesson to learn. As Americans we used to be taught to stand on our own two feet. Recently I visited the John Wayne birthplace and was reminded of how much of the traditional American mystic was molded by men like him. Modern generations have been taught to be victims and to turn to the government for our safety. As Christians we need to be continually reminded that the president and politics are just junior programs not the final source. That is God’s place.
It is even harder to apply regularly. We can read a verse like this and get juiced up and then when we walk out the door we forget it all. Maybe we don’t even get out the door. Maybe the TV news or a conflict within the family is enough to distract us and make us fall into our old patterns.
So? We lose focus if we don’t seek to be reminded on a regular basis. It is like a steering wheel in the car. Life requires constant small adjustments.