There is no doubting that times are different than they used to be. This statement sounds silly because all things change but as I look around and see what is happening within the United States—let alone the world—I cannot help but see that God is not welcomed in many places. There are many cities and states that are taking down anything that resembles God and forbids His word anywhere near places of importance such as city and/or state property.
This should be a real cry for help as God has always helped us through our toughest and darkest moments. When we look back at our history and some of the events that have taken place, it’s hard not to wonder how America survived. If we look at the Revolutionary War against the hated Redcoats, or British, it’s hard to understand an army undermanned and without proper training was able to withhold the greatest army on Earth at the time. Was the war decided by a stronger will and bigger fight or by a God paving the way for a new land?
This was just one event and there have been many others but America, while not perfect, has always had a yearning for something more and something greater especially in terms of the almighty. There has always been room for God and this is the way the people wanted it. There is no coincidence why, down South, there seems to be a church building on every corner and it was this way so long ago when the entire town seemed to fill the small church building down the street to hear the word of God preached. There is no question that America was the perfect example of Psalm 33:12: ” Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.”
While there are questions surrounding George Washington’s faith, there is no denying that his words were true, then, and are just as true today: “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.” For a long time, the Bible was used within our school buildings and scripture was taught. No, not in my lifetime as the Bible was done away with long before I started school but I have heard many stories from many people who took their Bibles to school and learned from it.
It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”–George Washington
Today, many will say that the scriptures are out dated or, in an attempt to justify their lifestyles or behavior, that it’s too judgmental. We have asked God to stay out of such places then wonder why bad things happen. Regardless of what man does here below, God is still God. God does not need any of us yet, He chooses us to spread His word. Although we fall short of His glory (Romans 3:23), He still forgives us and shows us mercy (Psalm 103:8). Although we are disobedient many times and do not listen, like the Good Father that He is, He is never too far away (Acts 17:27).
While we are living within a perverse generation and many of the things that we do and are responsible for are wicked, God still watches over us just as He did with Adam and Eve, with Moses, David, Jacob, Abraham and Isaac and Joseph and while the human race is never satisfied and always in search of something new—something different—God is always the same and the things that He did yesterday, He still does, today (Hebrews 13:8). In this, peace is found and freedom from anything the enemy does is present: “Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:10).
Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness”–Isaiah 41:10