900673849_7bb4d8b362My heart is breaking. It is aching and heavy. I am conflicted, concerned and often times discouraged.

Why?

Because I am watching the destruction of my country. The destruction of a country that I love with all my heart. We are bombarded from all fronts by those who try to explain why it is happening and who caused it. While political parties and other factions point fingers at each other in blame and the media gives only the story they deem to be important – there is only one reason why we are where we are.

We have turned our backs on the one true God.

As a nation, we have rejected the God that created us; the God that blessed us with our nation, our freedom, our rights – everything. The solution is not to be found in an election, legislation, a court decision or a political party. God gave us the solution and though it seems unlikely that the answer could be so simple – it truly is.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall 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 will heal their land.” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14

So what does it mean? Does it mean that we should not care about elections, candidates, legislation, court decisions or the actions of our government? Does it mean that we (especially Christians) should simply isolate ourselves from all of this “worldly” stuff?

To me, this is a multi-faceted question. It is a question that lingers with me every second of every day. Though I am not a biblical scholar, a theologian, or even a college graduate for that matter  – I will attempt to answer these questions from my point of view; from the point of view of someone who isn’t special compared to anyone else. I am simply a woman who discovered her love and passion for Christ and country almost simultaneously – and I do not believe it was coincidental. My next several posts will be on this subject.

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5 comments
  1. I look forward to reading your thoughts on this, our world is heading the exact way Jesus predicted, although his prediction doesn’t help ease the heaviness of heart.

  2. You are absolutely right about the cause of our once-great country’s ails.

    Even in the days of old, when the Israelites couldn’t manage to keep things together without constant attention from a strong and righteous leader, and even then, idol-worship ran riot (sound familiar?), there was never the kind of atheism and God-hatred as there is now. Even the worst of the bunch, like the Philistines, Amalekites, and other Canaanites, were willing to acknowledge God’s power when they saw it. Now, we are too prideful, too wicked, and too blind to know God when we see Him, and worse, we mock Him for it when we don’t! Most of us place our faith in the arm of man, not the Arm of God, and we’re starting to pay the price.

    All civilizations wax and wane through the “pride cycle”: When a people are righteous they are blessed by God, and they prosper and grow wealthy. They begin to take pride in their wealth, and like a pig under an acorn tree, they stop bothering to look up to see where the acorns are coming from, and become ungrateful. Due to their ingratitude and increasing pride and wickedness, God withdraws His hand, and soon, the wicked destroy themselves, leaving only a few wretched and wounded behind…and the process starts again. Only through humility, repentance, and love for one’s neighbor, will we again find ourselves in God’s good graces. Are we really going to wait until we hit rock-bottom before we humble ourselves and repent in order to restart the process? I fear we are.

    A couple of years ago, I realized that, in fact, we have the government that we so richly deserve. Governments generally mirror the spiritual health of its people. Slaves need masters. If we humble ourselves as God commands and do what we’re supposed to do, first forgiveness and then, eventually, prosperity will follow. Otherwise, we’re doomed.

    If you haven’t already (or haven’t recently), try giving 1 Samuel 8 a read…I think you’ll find it very relevant.

    I, too, look forward to reading what you have next!

  3. In 2005 my (then 11 year old) asked me “where will we go, move to, if a America turns away from God?” I told her, I don’t know….Since 2009-2010 she has been looking to move to another country when she is able. She wants to be a Christian-homeschooling-wife to her future husband & family and does not like what the future of this country is looking like. Meanwhile we carry on, tea helps. lol

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