One morning a young man awoke more tired than he when he had gone to bed. He was totally stressed about the problems facing his country. The politicians ignored God. The leaders despised God’s law. He dreamed about the bad things that might happen. He had tossed and turned all night. To make matters worse, the major candidates offered him no hope. The more he watched his news feed and his favorite cable news network the more discouraged he had become. In discouragement he drove by his church. Sure enough, his pastor was in, so he stopped, hoping to grab a few minutes with him.
“Hey Brian, how are you?”
“Kind of discouraged, pastor. It seems like things are going to get worse, not better. There was another terrorist attack and have you seen the latest polls? And the things the candidates are saying…”
“Been spending a lot time watching the news channels?”
“Yes, I have, but that only makes it worse! I can’t believe the things that are being said.”
“I’m not surprised! What about reading your Bible and talking with God about all of your concerns?”
“Been doing that, too, pastor, but I keep on getting discouraged. Will things ever get better?”
“Okay, I get it. You just feel like God’s really not important today.”