A Nation in Need

Is America divided because the nation has turned its back on God? Is the current uncertainty a test of America’s faith and patience in order to bring restoration? Perhaps. Even if that is not the case, it is essential for God’s people to keep in a close relationship with the Father. As 1 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

There is one source of true healing.

Hosea 6:1 – Come, let us return to the Lord, for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.

After the death of King Jeroboam II, Israel declined rapidly and everywhere anarchy prevailed. Hosea’s prophecies focused on that nation’s moral waywardness and her breach of the covenantal relationship with the Lord. Judgment was imminent.

In today’s verse, Hosea was pleading with the nation to be restored. “Come and return,” he says. Yes, things had been very difficult for them, but God who allowed those things stood ready to forgive them and grant them a new beginning. The Lord chastised them, but as a loving parent, he remained ready to be restored to them. Today as it was then, He is ever full of grace and love for His people. God is a Righteous Judge, but He is also our Redeemer.

Pray With Us

Almighty God, my heart grieves for my nation as I see its divisions and its misdirections. Your Word has given us the prescription for healing in 2 Chronicles. Lord, if there is anything between me and You that needs my repentance, I ask your forgiveness now so that I might keep a clean slate between us. I love my fellowship with You. My soul blesses You for You have redeemed me. Thank You, Abba Father,


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