Goshen News, Goshen, IN

May 10, 2013

There is hope through God

— May I share what happened to me after praying about the issue of whether to have guns carried by school authorities at Goshen High School. While calling out to God, my question was: Why have we as a nation come to trusting in government agencies, such as Homeland Security, rather than obeying the Constitution in what you have declared through our forefathers?

Afterward I was pumping gas at a station by Goshen High School and a flash of lightening cracked and a burst of thunder roared right above the school.

God reminded me of what I had just read in 1 Samuel 12 where Samuel addressed all Israel saying you wanted a king, the Lord gave you one, but this was not my idea (my thoughts as well). So the people called out to God and confessed about being disobedient in wanting a king and worshiping other idols and said they would worship him alone if God would rescue them from their enemies. Will we repent as a nation?

After the people fell to idols, Samuel called out to the Lord, and the Lord sent thunder and rain that day. Samuel was reminding the people of what great things the Lord had done for them and not to forget it. Samuel told the people not to be afraid and worship the Lord with all their hearts and not to turn their backs to him. If they continued in their sins, the people and the King would be swept away.

Why do we not see the power of God and continue in our stubborn ways? In 2 Timothy 1:7, God’s word says: God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.

Can we put our trust in him? I believe there is hope.

— Serita Miner