Where is God?

ONE NATION UNDER GOD? INDIVISIBLE?

Sometimes as I watch America, the so-called “Christian Nation”, fall farther and farther away from the Faith of our Fathers, I wonder what God thinks about us now.  How does God think about a nation who kills millions a year because a woman is not ready to give birth to a baby and take responsibility for her actions?  How does God feel when we accept same-sex marriage as being a choice or a right when it goes totally against Romans chapter 1?  How does God feel when Christians live in sin, drinking, gambling, having illegitimate babies?  Sure, we all sin.  None of us are righteous on our own merit, but it seems like Christians should look different from the world and grow more and more like Jesus and not more and more like the world.  How does God feel when we go to Church just because it’s Sunday, or just because we want to meet a girl (or guy) or just because our Mom made us?  When will we start seeking God, renewing our mind, becoming separate from the world? 

God is still sovereign.  God is still on the throne.  I have to believe that, but I don’t see it.  I have to believe it by faith because the word says it is true. 

Where is God? 

The sun is shining, but I barely see it.  My heart is full of grief.  “It rains on the just and the unjust” the Bible says somewhere.  Sometimes I wonder, where is the justice in that?  Joel Osteen, the pastor of maybe the biggest mega church in America, many times talks about the favor of God.  “We have the favor of God” he says.  If we are favored by God, why are Christians in poverty? 

I’m still praying, I’m still believing.  I live by faith, not by sight.  God is still sovereign.  He is good all the time.  Lord Jesus, shower your presence on your people.  Let us rise up and be blessed.  Amen.

Come quickly, Lord, take us out of this mess.

 

 

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Author: Terri Byars

I love to write. I have kept a journal since I was 13 years old. My hobbies are singing, reading, writing poetry, puzzles listening to Christian music, reading the bible. I have been a Christian since 1978. I have been married since 1986 and have two grown children and 4 grandchildren.

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