For Our Nation

War, politics, lies, betrayal, the murdering of innocents, our young men and women in uniform dying on a battle field via men of power; takeovers of nations, riots and lawlessness, sin abounding, the church asleep or complacent for the most part; the gospel diluted, and do we even notice?

Through all that is going on in this world of ours, Jesus is gently calling us to Him to make him Lord (master) of our lives. The good news is that God is in absolute control over all things, and he will work it all out for our good. We need to pray much for our nation.

“Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods” (Ps. 40:4).

“So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.

“You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:17-24).

For Our Nation

An Original Work / September 11, 2012

Bombs are bursting. Night is falling.
Jesus Christ is gently calling
You to follow Him in all ways.
Trust Him with your life today.
Make Him your Lord and your Savior.
Turn from your sin. Follow Jesus.
He will forgive you of your sin;
Cleanse your heart, made new within.

Men betraying: Our trust fraying.
On our knees to God we’re praying,
Seeking God to give us answers
That are only found in Him.
God is sovereign over all things.
Nothing from His mind escaping.
He has all things under His command,
And will work all for good.

Jesus Christ is gently calling
You to follow Him in all ways.

Men deceiving: we’re believing
In our Lord, and interceding
For our nation and its people
To obey their God today.
He is our hope for our future.
For our wounds He offers suture.
He is all we need for this life.
Trust Him with your life today.

 

15 thoughts on “For Our Nation

  1. Amen Sue 🙏🏻. You hit the nail on the head, you have spoken so beautifully the very truths of our Lord. I for one have been thinking of what you spoke about for weeks now. My head felt so jumbled up, that I had a hard time putting into words how I felt. As always Thank you so much for sharing..Blessings. 🙌🏼 🌹

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    • Paula, thank you. Praise the Lord! It all comes from HIM. You are so welcome. I am glad it helped you to put your thoughts together. These are very troubled times. We all need to be looking to Jesus as our only Savior, and our only hope, and as our only healer, and we need to not be looking to humans to save us.

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  2. Such a difficult time we are living in! We knew this time was coming but we didn’t know we would be here when the world became so hateful to Christians in this country. Those in other countries are suffering terribly but so far we have been spared some of the physical persecution they have endured. We definitely have to change our mindset, that is for sure!

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    • Valerie, that is for certain. Many Americans thought they would escape such persecution, even though a large part of the Christians in the world had been persecuted for their faith over many generations.

      They thought they would not have to go through what Christians in other countries have gone through, even though the Bible says we will all be hated and persecuted for righteousness’ sake if we follow Jesus Christ with our lives.

      So, yes, I imagine that this is coming as a surprise to many, and will be even more of a surprise as things continue to get much worse. Yes, these are very difficult times in which we are now living.

      Yes, we the church have to change our mindset. I am hoping and praying that this will be a great awakening to the church here in America and that they will be on fire for the Lord Jesus as a result of this. Good will come out of this. Of that, I am certain. I believe it already has. Thank you, Valerie, for your insights. I appreciate them. ❤

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  3. Thank you for this post that is so current! Blessings friend and let’s keep reminding ourselves that GOD IS in control of all of this evil going on around us. May we draw ever closer to HIM and speak the truth into all situations that come about. LORD GIVE US STRENGTH and WISDOM!

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    • Maxine, you are welcome. Glory to God! Oh, yes, we do need to remind ourselves that God is in control. Amen! Thank you, Maxine. Yes to what you said. Thank you!

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