It often seems our country is headed further and further towards hell every day. So much is going on right now, and there is so much to say about it. It’s a scary thing!
It’s especially scary for Christians these days. We are no longer the majority. Everything we say offends people (the Bible said it would). Everything we do is deemed “hateful” and “bigoted.” What is next for us?
It’s also a scary time to raise children. What kind of society will they grow up in? Will the same America we have loved for generations still be there when they reach adulthood?
I don’t know the answer to these questions, but I do know in Whom I place my trust.
Sin and wickedness are nothing new to our God. In the days of Noah, everyone did what was right in their own eyes. In the days of Jonah, Nineveh was one of the most wicked cities in the world. In the days of Abraham, Sodom and Gomorrah were home to some of the most infamous vile people in history.
Did those people silence the preaching of Noah? No. Did they stop Jonah from preaching the truth? No. Did Abraham run away and hide? Nope.
We can’t either. Just like these examples and the many other men and women throughout the Bible, we have a job to do. We must obey our God and live our lives for His glory. We must not hold our peace about what is right and what is wrong. We must tell others the truth about what God says, for that is the loving thing to do! And we have fallen down on the job for far too long.
Christians, we need to get back to being concerned about our own sin and getting it out of our lives. We need to get back to being concerned about the lives of those around us. We need to be concerned about the will of God for our families, our churches, our cities, and our country. We need to be concerned about current issues and speak up!
However, we must not be consumed with fear or doubt or apathy. We must not be consumed with fighting and arguing or with ourselves and our self-righteous attitudes. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (1 Timothy 1:7)
It’s easy to do. Controversy is everywhere. It’s in our face every day. Yes, we should be concerned with what is going on, but we must not be consumed.
Our God sees, just as He saw those who were faithful to Him in Bible times. He knows. He knows the wickedness all around us. And in these times, we need to trust our God.
We need to get on our knees and turn to God in prayer and beg Him to do a work in us – His people – and then do a work in our country. We need to do what’s right in big things and in small so that when God looks down on us, He sees a remnant of people who are faithful to Him alone because our actions – the actions of God’s people – are what will heal our land. We must do what we can do. We must do and speak and live what is right.
In the coming months, there will be a lot to see, there will be a lot to say, there will be a lot to do, but most of all, there will be a lot to pray about. We must pour out our hearts before God and take Him at His word. Concerned always. Speaking up constantly. Doing right continually. Trusting daily. Voting when it is time! Never consumed, but praying without ceasing…
Our God will hear us.
“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)
Lauren is a wife, mother, and writer with a passion for boldly speaking truth. Writing and speaking for over a decade, Lauren has reached millions worldwide. She is known for her Biblical approach to controversial topics and humorous approach to counteracting the lies of the world. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram at @laurendemoss.
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