This week’s article is written by Roger Newberry, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road.
In Isaiah 36, Sennacherib King of Assyria was trying to convince the people of Judah that they could not trust in anyone but him. He said Hezekiah, king of Judah, had insulted God and that Hezekiah was trying to trick the people into trusting God. Sennacherib was trying to convince the people of Judah to trust in him so that he could invade Judah, conquer it and move the people somewhere else. Isaiah the prophet counseled Hezekiah to turn to God for help, and that’s exactly what he did.
Jesus also gave us this advice. In the Gospel of John, chapter 14, verse 1, Jesus said, “Do not let not your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” (NIV)
When we are faced with any problem or decision, we can always turn to God for help. But that’s not what we do all the time. We usually try to go it alone and do what we think is right, or talk to our friends. We really should pray to God first, then wait for Him to answer. Trusting God might look very foolish to the world around us, but in the end it is the wisest thing we can do.