Trusting The Lord and prepping

Trusting the Lord and prepping

My mother always taught me it is better to be prepared than to be sorry. Some Christians say that being a prepper is wrong because it is not trusting in The Lord. They say that The Lord will provide if there is an emergency or a national catastrophe. I've even questioned it myself, as to whether or not it was okay to be a Christian and a prepper; even to the point that I felt guilty for being a prepper. I was ashamed to admit to anyone, including family members, that I was a prepper. And yet, I couldn't help but feeling that I needed to be prepared for what is yet to come.

Then one day it dawned on me! I was like, "wait a those same Christians who believe prepping is wrong have insurance on their homes? Do they have vehicle insurance? Do they have fire extinguishers in their homes? Do they have health insurance? Do they have Workman's Comp insurance?" You see where I am going here? How is that really any different than being a prepper? Aren't all those things considered things we do to be prepared in case of an emergency?

We all know that things in this world are not as pleasant or safe as they used to be. We also know that Jesus will return to the earth one day and it could be in our lifetime. But, for it to get to that point, things are going to have to happen and they are going to happen quickly. Are you prepared for it if things go bad? Some would say that the rapture is going to happen and Christians won't have to go through the bad times (tribulation). Well, I have searched the word "rapture" in 5 different modern day versions of the Bible (including the KJV) and not once was the word found. (I used the e-Sword app's search tool for the search.)

I do trust in The Lord and I do believe He provides all of my needs. Maybe, just maybe, one way He will provide for my needs is to have me store some food and basic necessities for my family. My Bible also tells me to "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV). I believe He is directing my paths, and I believe He has led me down the path of prepping.

I'm not saying that prepping is for everyone, but I am saying please don't let others influence you into not doing something you feel the need to do. Follow God's leading and He will direct you. God bless.