If we return to God and to the principles based on His Word that once made us a great nation, then yes, I believe there is hope for America!
Especially when I hear about people like Rick Green and the things he and his family are doing. I recently learned about their work through a series on the NRB network called Chasing American Legends. You can see a video promo below.
Rick, a former state representative for Texas, created a program to teach and equip young people to be world changers. Check out the Patriot Academy website and take time to watch the video on the homepage!
I can’t remember where I first heard the phrase, “Hurting people hurt people.” But I know it’s true because I’ve been on both sides. The hurt-er and the hurt-ee. And judging by the level of hostility and violence in the world, I think there’s a whole lot of other hurting people out there too.
But things could be different. We could stop treating ourselves as our own worst enemy and start believing that the God who made us really and truly loves us.
We could listen as Andrew Peterson sings this song he wrote for his daughter and hear the voice of our Heavenly Father singing over us, assuring us of His love, comforting us in our weakness and healing our wounded hearts.
Lord, help us accept Your kindness so that we can learn to be kind to ourselves and in so doing extend that kindness to others along the way.
Seek the Lord while he may be found;call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their waysand the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,and to our God, for he will freely pardon. Isaiah 55:6-7
In a time when many people are bowing to the bully of political correctness, it is refreshing to see someone standing up for the truth. In this Decision Magazine article, Kim Davis describes what it’s like to come under attack for being faithful to her religious convictions.
She is quoted as saying, “If the Word of God isn’t worth fighting for, I don’t know anything that is.”
Let that sink in.
This is the new reality in America. The freedom that was once our birthright, we now have to fight for – but it’s a fight we will ultimately win. Because God has not forgotten His people.
So let us not forget Him.
Let’s continue to proclaim God’s message of mercy for those who forsake their sin and turn to Him. And may we never compromise our beliefs for fear of man but trust in His almighty power to help us speak and live the truth!
“I, I am he who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass, and have forgotten the Lord, your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and you fear continually all the day because of the wrath of the oppressor, when he sets himself to destroy? And where is the wrath of the oppressor? He who is bowed down shall speedily be released; he shall not die and go down to the pit, neither shall his bread be lacking. I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the Lord of hosts is his name. And I have put my words in your mouth and covered you in the shadow of my hand, establishing the heavens and laying the foundations of the earth, and saying to Zion, ‘You are my people.’” Isaiah 51:12-16
I hope this trailer from the recent movie War Room will inspire you as it does me to pray with the same passion and urgency for our families, our nation and our world.
Also, here are a few websites that are worth looking at to stay informed: