Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (I Peter 5:6-7 KJV)
Currently, our nation has been running away from God and suffers some major consequences over many decades. We have seen our economic system is continuing to pile up with debts. Our children are dying because of gun violence at their schools. The natural disasters are continuing to become worse every year.
So, where is God? Why are we suffering from all these? Does God care our nation? These or more questions would come to our minds when the strike hits. There is no doubt that how God wants to help us; however, we’d call Him as the last solution to the problem. God knows how He can help us before we’d ask for His assistance.
But one of the problems is that we’d ask Him for the wrong reasons (James 4:3). We’d need to humble ourselves and trust God before we’d bring our requests to Him. Look how Esther asked the king to set free from the hands of Haman (see Book of Esther). Esther took many steps to build her relationship with this pagan king before she would ask him. Even though God knows the solution to our sticky situations, He wants to build the relationship with us. He is not just God of judgment. I know some people would have misconceptions between God in the Old and New Testaments. For example, God in the Old Testament fills with His wrath and judgment while the New Testament would about His love and kindness. We’d need to have whole counsel of God to understand His character. We’d need to accept 100 percent of the Bible as the whole counsel of God. I know there are many Bible versions at Christian book stores, which it could bring more corruptions into our minds and spiritual health. I’d prefer the King James Version, which it contains original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts. The New King James Version is the optional if you’d have a hard time to understand the KJV Bible. I use both KJV and NKJV Bibles to get better understanding the Words of God.
Does God care for America? Yes, I do believe that He cares for our nation. But God doesn’t like where our nation currently is. One of reasons our laws allow sinful acts so much is that we did not do our parts to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others. Nowadays, we see that some states allow the same-sex couples into marriage. We cannot bring the spiritual revival into our homeland until we’d confess our sinful acts to Him.
God planned to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to us to pay our sins, so we can have free access to God and develop personal relationship with Him. Would you like to have personal relationship with God? If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God.