None of us wants to spend our time, what little there is, being afraid of what might happen. What do we do when our world seems to be turning upside down? Our Lord, our Creator would tell us – don’t be afraid, only believe; all things are possible; incline your ear unto Me. Do we spend too much time trying to come up with our own answers when all the time our Creator has always had the answer? He has told us that if two or three would; do you think it is way past time when we should heed His answer to our worldly problems? Do you think it is time for this country that we love to bow our heads in unity and give ourselves the only chance we have – prayer.
This country of ours has many different kinds of people who do things in many different ways, but we are a country who has always faced our problems in times of trouble and with God’s blessing have managed for many years to grow and be what our founding fathers hoped for. It is true that today we seem to have left America’s problems to a few elected officials, but in doing so we have lost our own personal involvement in its future to a limited and questionable solution. Is it time for us to take our country back?
Jesus, from the very beginning of His walk on this earth of ours, taught His disciples how to handle anything that might transpire in their lives or the lives of others. He taught them what they should do (bow their heads); what attitude to take (humility); and what to say (our Father who art in Heaven). Maybe we should stop engaging in our personal, everyday problems and begin to realize that if we don’t join hands and be obedient we probably won’t have to worry about our individual lives any more.
Jesus, our Lord and Savior, didn’t come to earth to simply check out His Father’s creation, but to save us from our own destructive ways, that all of Heaven could rejoice in its beauty and wonder. How sad He must be as He watches us wander from all He desired. While we take so much for granted as we hear and read about it over and over again it still is not diminished – Jesus suffered terribly that we might enjoy the presence of the Father that created us and considers us His children.
The Psalmist tells us – I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies (18:1-3). In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry came before Him, even to His ears (6). He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me (17). The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me (20). The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him (30). For You have armed me with strength for the battle; Youhave subdued under me those who rose up against me (39). The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted (46).
So simple! How is it we continue to put aside the smart and easy path and try in our own strength that which will not work and is a waste of time? This could well be our last opportunity to show our Creator that we are worthy of our creation. It is not something that only select individuals can do. It is a simple matter of falling to our knees and admitting that without our Creator we can do nothing. We can pray.
Our God, our help in ages past, our Hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast
And our eternal Home.