I asked God this morning why does it seem like evil is overwhelming the world? Even though Christ is the ONLY way, other religions seem to have greater followings? I believe He told me “relationship”. There are many in the body, but not many have true relationship with God. True connection to Him, the Vine. He tells me in His word, I can do nothing without Him (John 15:5). That goes for all of us. If we aren’t connected to the Vine, in true and genuine relationship, we have no power. We bind his hands with unbelief and disobedience and “having a form of godliness but deny[ing] the power thereof” (2 Timothy 3:5). This is why it seems evil is winning and appears more prevalent. Satan is the prince of the air, this world (Ephesians 2:2); men are lovers of themselves (2 Timothy 3:2-4). These are the last days, and Solomon said “there is nothing new under the sun” (Eccl. 1:9). I believe it was just as perilous in ancient times, if not more so. Maybe an ancient ancestor of mine asked the very same questions I did this morning when looking at his/her world condition.
So maybe its about looking on a smaller scale. It starts with me. I have to obey His word to become who He wants me to be; to fulfill my purpose on this earth and His will for my life. When I do that, I’m affecting more than i know or can see, because I am in the correct position in God’s grand tapestry of humanity. To trust that ideal, I need to trust in Him. Ultimately, what is the hallmark of trust? What does the telltale sign of trust in another person (entity) usually mean? You have, and are in, a relationship.