Since the formation of America God has always gone before us, stood beside us and protected our back. Sadly, just like nations of old in the Bible, America often gets prideful and offers God the cold shoulder. We stop turning to Him, thinking we know better than He does in regards to living.
But a short tally of our “living” seems to indicate an immediate need to call on Him by name:
- Prayer is taken out of schools.
- Americans riot against their own communities.
- The sacred definition of marriage is redefined by courts.
- “Merry Christmas” is frowned upon.
- Expressing any opposing view causes aggressive outrage.
- Lying to voters is commonplace.
- Little girls forced to share bathrooms with old men.
- The phrase “All lives matter” causes hatred.
- Government penalizes businesses/persons if they stand up for Christian beliefs.
Clearly we are not living in an environment that pleases God; an environment that nourishes us as a nation to thrive.
God is reliable. God tells us He will answer us when we are under siege (even if that siege is from within our own citizens).
Jeremiah 33:2-4 “This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. ‘For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says about the houses in this city and the royal palaces of Judah that have been torn down to be used against the siege ramps and the sword
God is good. We know that God will answer our call because He is a loving God.
Psalm 86:5 You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.
God delivers. The prophet Jeremiah was thrown into a pit and left to die. When Jeremiah called on God’s name for help, God rescued him.
Lamentations 3:55 I called on your name, LORD, from the depths of the pit.
God protects. King David sang praises to God for saving him from many enemies.
2 Samuel 22:4 “I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies.
God is steadfast. David continually sought God’s heart. He was a warrior in constant battle and knew God was his only hope in overcoming evil.
Psalm 17:6-9 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings from the wicked who are out to destroy me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.
God is mercy. Moses pleaded with God for mercy when God wanted to destroy the nation of Israel because of their sin – and God spared them!
Exodus 32:11-12 But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God. “LORD,” he said, “why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand? Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth’? Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people.
God delivers. Jonah spent three days and nights in the belly of a fish because he would not do as God asked: Preach against the city of Nineveh because of its wickedness. Jonah was thankful he was not drowned and offered this prayer to God.
Jonah 2:2 He said: “In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
God is sovereign. It is never to late to praise the LORD and acknowledge all that He is and all that He has done.
1 Chronicles 16:8 Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.
God is our salvation. America, biblical history reveals God is always there for us. Let us acknowledge Him and all that He is. Like Jeremiah, David, Moses and Jonah knew, we will be saved when we call on the name of the Lord.
Acts 2:21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’
…Next week’s post will be about patience, as we humbly wait for God to answer our prayers for our nation.