"There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask Him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, 'The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to Him, but His great anger is against all who forsake Him.' So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and He answered our prayer."--Ezra 8:21-23
How often to we want to put our trust in and base our sense of security on the things of this world rather than on our Father. The world's policy seems to be "Trust in God, but lock your doors." I'll admit that most of the time, it seems to be mine, as well. But is that the policy Ezra subscribes to???