Don't bet on your weapons to give you victory. No matter how powerful they are, it's never enough. But take note: GOD looks out for those who live to honor him—those who trust his unfailing love.
PHILIPPIANS 3:3 (NLT)
We rely on what Christ Jesus has done for us. We put no confidence in human effort.
Trust only in Christ; accept no substitutes.
Practically speaking, what does it look like to trust in Christ instead of weapons, power systems, or even our own accomplishments?
Gracious God, you are trustworthy. I admit, though, that sometimes I carry a backup weapon, so to speak. It's a challenge to trust you for positive outcomes in a world where chaos consumes the news and political systems. Show me how to set aside all the confidence that I put in power and trust you to carry the day. I want to become a poster child for this kind of hope and by your grace, I will. Amen.
Our Father in Heaven,
we hold your name in the highest regard.
Please come and establish your reign here on earth
so that everything that happens here will align
with what is happening in heaven.
and we’ll forgive those who have wronged us.
Shield us from the trials and temptations that come our way.
Lastly, we pray that you would protect us from all forms of evil. Amen!