Let me say in boldness and truth my God's agenda is not your agenda. He has every right to let us sit in our sin. You want him to fix a country that has turned their back completely on him? You want him to lay his hand of peace and love and protect us when we lash out in hatred toward each other. When we bathe ourselves in sin with porn at our finger tips, pastors on infidelity websites all while feeding our egos by obsessing over how many shares and likes our selfie gets. Lord, forgive us, Lord forgive me. Christians we are luke warm. Non-believers you are headed down a scary road. Instead of fighting you and defending my powerful God, let me tell you what prayer has done in my life.
We just built a house. We just moved in to our dream home, that we saved and sacrificed for. Not just a few months after we moved in, my husband lost his job. Out of nowhere for no just reason my husband was let go of a good, steady, well paying job for a company that he had been a leader in for 10 years. Financial security, gone. And everything stood still and for a moment I felt panic creeping in. I did what I know to do. I met with God. I went to the end of my farmhouse table and sat and I cried out (literally, ugly cry) to my God. I warded off panic and fear with prayer. For over 2 months nothing, no job. For almost 3 months we prayed. Our friends prayed. Our family prayed. Our church prayed. I prayed for my husband to find worth outside of the strong provider gene he has. I prayed peace over us, that no matter what we would find refuge in God. I never doubted that God would provide for us, never once, God's got this we said over and over to friends who didn't understand why we weren't panicking. For these months I saw God molding my husband, drawing him into the word and walking closely with him. I cry now typing it out, because it was beautiful. Today, this morning GOD FIXED THIS. My husband walked out of my house at 6:30am to start his new job. I praise God for his provision of a job, and actually a better paying job! But I want you to know I praise God because during this time of trouble he provided a calm in our home, he made this time sweet, he brought us nearer to him in many ways. Our marriage is stronger and our walk with God is so very sweet.
Today I cry out to God in prayer for my country, for this world.
Your hashtag doesn't make me doubt God. Your headline doesn't make me hate you. Your Internet hatred of my sweet Savior only draws me closer to him. Your attack on prayer only makes me pray harder. Because scripture tells me I should be fervent in prayer and that if I pray, if I remain humble and turn from these wicked ways that he will heal our land. God Bless America Land that I love...let us get back to the roots this country was built and away from hashtags that tare away at that.
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