While running an errand with a family member today we listened to talk radio. There is a lot on television and radio about our country’s current situation with our leaders. Enough to steal any hope we might have for joy in this life; at least if all we had to depend on and believe in were our leaders.
While thinking about all I heard today I wondered, who is praying?
All these shows or the news media seem to do is encourage outrage, division and hatred. So what is the solution to all the problems in America? Is our government powerful enough and wise enough to put in place ideas and ideals that would improve living for us all?
The answer to that last question, should you wonder, is no. There is no one on this earth with enough power, wisdom, knowledge and understanding to take care of everything for us. But because of God we do have hope. He knows what is needed and He has given us, in His word the answer to our situation.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Nearly two hundred thirty years ago a group of brave men and women won the fight for the right to build a country whose purpose was to live for God. God blessed those first settlers with strength and determination to build a land of freedom for all who sought it. God blessed us, America, because we dedicated our country to Him and built it on His laws, becoming “One Nation Under God”. But if we allow things to continue in the direction our government is leading we will lose God’s blessing on our country and our freedom.
The call to arms is again ringing through our great nation. Arm yourself with the word of God, pray as He calls us to in 2 Chronicles 7:14. We must follow His direction from that verse and turn from our wicked ways and back to Him, seek His will for our lives. Our God can and will save our nation from destruction if we seek Him.