You, Lord, will always treat me with kindness. Your love never fails. You have made us what we are. Don't give up on us now!-----Psalm 138:8
You know, as I read this scripture, I feel truly BLESSED, because I KNOW that the Lord of this Universe has/is treating me with kindness and I KNOW that I KNOW, His love NEVER fails. But the last part of this verse made me think about our beloved nation.
"You have made us what we are." "Don't give up on us now!" TRULY God DID make us the MIGHTY, COURAGEOUS, HONORABLE, COMPASSIONATE, Nation that we ONCE was.
Many years ago we HONORED God not ONLY in our nation, but in our SCHOOLS, BUSINESSES, and our FAMILIES, and we esteemed Him with our FAITH and TRUST.
We could leave our homes with the doors unlocked, we could go to bed at night with our windows opened to let in the cool, refreshing night air and be lulled to sleep by nature's symphony. We could send our children off to school, where they would hear the Word of God, they would have prayer, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the GREATEST Nation on this Earth, and have NO FEAR of another student coming into a school and wrecking havoc, heartache, and death upon our loved ones. It just did NOT happen! We could let our kids ride their bikes a block away, to go to a friend's house WITHOUT FEAR that they would never make it home again. Abortion and homosexuality was NOT even spoken of. Instead, we taught our children HIGH MORAL STANDARDS by which to conduct themselves. Families and homes were centered around the church and our Savior was HONORED not the subject of ridicule and disdain.
Our beloved homeland and those who shed their precious blood to protect her and to give us the very FREEDOMS we have been enjoying today were HONORED AND RESPECTED among other nations. We have TRULY BEEN BLESSED by Almighty God. The problem is, as a NATION we have TURNED our backs AGAINST God and have FORGOTTEN His MERCIES and BLESSINGS upon us.
So part of my prayer for our GREAT Nation is, as the Psalmist says: "Don't give up on us now!" We as a people can make changes to help our Nation to once again be the GREATEST NATION ON THIS EARTH, by lifting our HEARTFELT prayers up to Almighty God, and to TURN BACK to Him, and once again HONOR AND RESPECT Him.
If you have NEVER given your heart to God, He doesn't hear your prayers because of the sins that are in your life, but you can, just like our nation, TURN to Him by: CONFESSING your sins to God and ask for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING WITH ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE today, making intercession for you, then ACCEPT God's gift of SALVATION. Do it now, while you STILL can. He's waiting!!!