I've been trying to piece together this past week on what to say and how to say it with this particular post. I'm seeing and hearing such a disturbing attitude lately and it concerns me and it leaves me wondering how we can get back to basic reasoning together instead of going off in all kinds of directions with, really, no direction at all!
We've become a society that will not agree to disagree, let it be, and then continue to work together for the good. We disagree, won't let it go, and then we try as hard as we can to make life difficult for those who do disagree with us!
The hate in people's hearts is VERY scary right now. Especially hate for the leader of our country. I keep hearing - "wait till the upcoming election, we'll show HIM what we think" - really? I don't hear very many people saying - "I'm praying for this President every day" - why is that? Do we really have so much hate inside of us that we aren't willing to pray for the leader of our country no matter what we personally think? How far off track have we gotten anyway?
Yes, this IS a difficult time we find ourselves in but we've been in difficult times before. In 2010, 54 million people died around the world from the outbreak of the flu. Did the, then, sitting President do anything about that? If I recollect, it was pretty much business as usual. 54 million people! I don't remember that anyone cared about hand washing, staying at home, enough face masks - why is that? Now, all of a sudden, because it's THIS certain President - it's a big deal!
It's SO easy to pick up those stones and throw them at someone we don't like. Our characters show forth when the going gets tough. And it's been a huge surprise to me. I thought Americans were different. I thought that when the going gets tough we all try to work towards a solution and build each other up (including the President) and encourage each other. But that's not what I'm seeing anymore. Again, it all comes down to hate. And if we don't get that hate under control, who knows what our future as a country is going to look like.
Pardon my language here, but from the beginning this President has been damned if he does do something, and he's been damned if he doesn't do something. The real problem here is that there has been a time of having it pretty easy for all of us - ease makes us apathetic, lazy, dependent. Then when difficulty comes we haven't a clue what to do so we blame, we point fingers, we want someone to take care of us when we should have been taking care of ourselves - planning ahead for such a time as this. And when they don't come to help as quickly as we think they should, well..........they're just going to have to pay for their lack of quickly responding to my needs!!! Seriously?
We HAVE got to get back to our roots of this country. God's mercy has been great so far - let's not push it. His patience will only last so long. And if there is no fear of God anymore then heaven help us. Because if we think THIS is bad................
Here are some ways in which we can pray - NOW!
*Pray that God will set our hearts right - towards Him, towards each other, towards other people (and, yes, that includes the President of the United States) - everything is a heart issue and if our hearts our hardened nothing good will ever come - pray that God will soften our hearts so that the hatred goes away and love replaces it.
*Pray for the Fruit of the Spirit in our lives - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (I don't see much of any of this anymore - that's why we need to pray for it to come back to us!)
*Pray to be protected from evil (Satan) - physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally - there is nothing Satan loves more than for all of us to be at each other's throats - so prayer is the ONLY way to be freed from that!
*Pray to be protected physically - from all disease, illness, viruses, mental illness - pray for healing for those who are already sick.
*Pray for guardian angels for our safety - in the Bible it says that God will give us angels to guard us in all our ways.
*Pray for wisdom and discernment - the Bible also says that "if anyone lacks wisdom, ask God" - there is no way (without God) that we will ever know everything there is to know about any of this - we need HIS help in figuring it out.
*Pray for courage and strength to get through each day as HE would want us to.
*Pray that God would continue to bless us (because He really has you know), and then pray that He will show us how we can be a blessing to others.
So, PLEASE...........let us all start today to do what is right in the eyes of the Lord instead of grumbling and complaining and cursing and threatening and always being so angry!!!!!! Because I'm afraid that if we continue in our hate, this great country of ours will come to destruction. We won't need to be afraid of enemies from outside of this country because we'll implode on our own if we stay on the track we're on. Let's get back to working together, to honoring the position of the President of these United States and fear God. This truly is a test for all of us. Are we going to pass this test or fail? Be careful lest we fail and get something worse!!!!