Children go to bed hungry every night in this country and in other nations. Suicide is the highest among teens. Our children are killing each other. Drugs, alcohol, pornography and gambling are addictions of epidemic proportions. Children are murdered every day by the minute through abortion. Spousal abuse is at the highest rate it has ever been. More people are in debt than ever before—85 percent of the people who lost their job today would have to proclaim bankruptcy within two to three months. Schools are no longer a safe place to send our children. Churches split over the simplest changes. The divorce rate is soaring. It is no longer "correct" to love God and country. When we meditate on these tragedies we ask, "Why doesn't God do something?"
God has told us in His Word that if His people would turn from their wicked ways and humble themselves and pray, He would hear from heaven and heal the land. So, we as Christians can pray and God will hear and heal. We can also examine ourselves to see what our part would be in healing the land.
There is a marvelous story of a man who once stood before God, his heart breaking from the pain and injustice in the world. "Dear God," he cried out, "look at all the suffering, the anguish and distress in the world. Why don't You send help?"
God responded, "I did send help. I sent you."
One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like. The world, however, may be a little better because I was important in the life of another. I repented of my sins. I prayed and I did my part to help mankind.
Anyone can gripe and complain about the mess we are in as a nation, but what are you willing to do in order to make this a better place of peace and justice?
Start your day with the answer to these four questions:
- What's the best thing that can happen today?
- What's the worst thing that can happen today?
- What can I do today to make sure that the best thing does happen?
- What can I do today to make sure that the worst thing doesn't happen?
Keep the Spirit of Hope alive by realizing that God has sent you as His representative to the world.