Vote of No Confidence
Americans' confidence in religious institutions has hit an all-time low, with only 44 percent expressing a "great deal" of confidence in organized religion, according to a new Gallup survey. This follows a downward trend since the 1970s, when 68 percent of Americans had a high degree of confidence. It's also worth noting that organized religion is far from the only institution in which
Americans are losing confidence. Americans also are souring on schools, banks and television news, according to Gallup's survey.
So what can we have confidence in? If we can't trust ministers, banks, journalists, teachers and our elected officials, who can we trust? I trust the voice of the living God within me. God loves me and wants only the best for me. He has wisdom I can not begin to comprehend and vision that sees far beyond what my mind and senses can perceive. He has no hidden agenda and no reason to deceive. And knowing that I can trust His strength and wisdom gives me strength and inspiration to carry on when others tell me my goals are impossible.
In the Marine Corps, we had a slogan. The difficult we do immediately. The impossible just takes a little longer. I can relate to that,