I had reservations about sharing this verse today. Most of the Psalms are uplifting and encouraging – but this one is just sobering, to say the least. I wrestled and prayed about it, and the Lord seemed to impress upon me that, while it is a good thing to be uplifting and encouraging, it is a necessity to bear in mind that there are consequences for disobedience as well.
There is good news even though this Psalm is definitely NOT it. For those nations that turn to the one and only GOD of the universe… there are blessings in store! If our nation will be humble before Him – bow before Him and seek His face – He is faithful and just to answer our petitions and heal our land! If you are reading this right now, I invite you to say a simple prayer in humility, that God will heal the things in your life that are broken, and then that He will heal our very sick and broken land. We need Him now more than ever!
When I see all the different ways that America is divided, it frightens me and makes me so sad. There have always been political differences, but it’s gone beyond that now. We’re split on even the smallest of issues these days. We need to turn all of it over to our Creator because He’s the only One who can fix it. Are we too proud to hand it over, or do we think we’re so smart that we can make everything okay again? I’m not sure if it’s a matter of pride or sheer stupidity, but until we decide we’re gonna hand the whole ball of wax to Father God, it won’t get fixed.
That’s the challenge I give you. I hope you will join me and pray for a wonderful glorious healing in America. Once we are well again, we can give all the glory to God. He alone deserves all our praise!
Bless you for praying for me! Several of you have contacted me while I’ve been absent from the blog. My back is still out of whack – and I hope to have surgery sometime before the end of the year. Pray that it will be and that it will be successful. The pain is more than I can bear some days.
As if that were not enough… our internet provider decided to increase our rate, so we are in the process of changing providers. There seems to be some problem getting my laptop on the internet – so please pray that they can get that taken care of soon. Our desktop computer is not as user-friendly as my laptop is, so it’s a source of frustration for me. LOL! I’m practicing patience… oh my! You know I’m not that patient!
Have a wonderful week and don’t forget to pray. This verse serves as a sad reminder to the nation that does not make GOD the LORD of all.
Let’s live for Jesus! That’s what matters! Have a wonderful week in the Lord! 🙂