This week the phrase ‘In God We Trust’ has been in the news. Brevard County Sheriff’s department added decals with the phrase to their patrol cars. An atheist group has challenged the sheriff’s right to do so, stating that it is “frightening and politically dubious for the local police department to announce to citizens that officers rely on the judgment of a deity rather than on the judgment of the law.” Their words could be no farther from the truth.Embed from Getty Images
I believe that it is frightening and foolish to put one’s trust in any person, organization, or institution rather than in the Lord God. God created us, loves us, and provides for all our needs, the most important of which is our eternal salvation. Trusting in the Lord not only makes sense, but comes with great benefits.
- Trusting in God brings peace and joy. Romans 15:13 tells “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
- God protects those who trust in Him. “As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. 2 Samuel 22:31
- God directs the path of those who trust Him. Proverbs 3: 5 -6 encourages us to “ Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
- God blesses those who trust in Him. “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34:8
‘In God We Trust’ is our national motto. It is printed on our currency. It makes perfect sense that those who put their lives on the line every day for their fellow citizens would put their trust in God and would want to display the motto on their vehicles.
Where do you put your trust? If you are looking for security, peace, protection, direction, and blessings, I highly recommend putting your trust in God.