LISTEN NOW! Greg, John, and Pat discuss how self- destruction often awaits those who are self-reliant. Today, the Russian President has essentially invaded the country of Ukraine and has 16 thousand troops in Ukraine. Things are happening so fast for a nation like the Ukraine who just wanted democracy. They have been on this journey for a long time. They have been so fed up with tyrannical leadership they even pulled down Stalin’s statue. Ukraine at that time was considered the bread basket and they thought they would be okay because they were able to grow their own food. They had become self-reliant and thought they could take care of themselves. What ultimately happened was that Stalin came down with soldiers and starved the Ukrainian people to death. They were confident because they were self-reliant. As Christians our hope and dependency needs to be in God alone; relying on ourselves is pride. God is the one in Acts 17 who has determined the exact time and place we are to live that we may reach out to Him although He is not far. God wants us to reach out to Him; not our company or unions but to fully rely on God. It never really goes well for those who are self-reliant. God can deliver our nation; it’s a minor thing if we repent and turn back to Him.