Has not this year gone by exceeding fast? During this past year, America has had one disaster after another. The weather, in many areas has been horrendous, we are facing a financial crisis in this country, this is nationally as well as individually, the crime rate has gone up, and some of these crimes have been shocking. So much has gone on that, I could probably use this page and another and still not be able to name everything that has happen in this year.
Your dreams and hopes for the past year have they come to past or are you carrying them over to the New Year. Whatever the case may be, please there is an assurance and that is there is always hope and do not ever lose this hope.
There are those that are reading this article and saying this is funny whoever this is they have no idea what has gone on. There are issues that plagued everyone’s life, some of these issues are still being dealt with, and there are some real answers to these problems. These are some problems that exist in people lives and they are unemployment, which leads to financial problems, health issues, and crime is on the rise and there is a lack of an inner peace. As we look at these issues, I have attempted to give all of us answers to these issues. There is only one truth for the entire world’s problem and that is GOD. So let us see what is going on.
\Lost of a job, unemployment is enormous and here is the answer. The Bible states Matthew 6:28-33 English Standard Version (ESV) 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. I know that this is a tall order, but worrying has it changed anything?
Due to environmental changes and other unknown sources, health issues are enormous. Ok, you got it this is what the Bible has to say about health issues. There are many scriptures about being in good health, so please take heave to them. Remember, what you speak, and what you think about long enough becomes a part of you. Ok here are the scriptures: Proverbs 17:22 English Standard Version (ESV) 22 A joyful heart is good medicine,but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 16 6:24 English Standard Version (ESV) 24 Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. Proverbs 4:20-22 English Standard Version (ESV) 20 My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. 22 For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their[a] flesh. 1 Peter 2:24 English Standard Version (ESV)24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds, you have been healed.
Lost of a job, unemployment is enormous and here is the answer. The Bible states Matthew 6:28-33 English Standard Version (ESV) 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. I know that this is a tall order, but worrying has it changed anything?
Words, are they all you have? These are powerful words and if you put them into your heart by reading, pondering and acting on them watch what happens! Moving on, about the lack of money and meeting this challenge. Here we go, with what the Word has to say on the lack of money. Malachi 3:10 English Standard Version (ESV)10 Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. Hebrews 13:5 English Standard Version (ESV) 5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Luke 6:38 English Standard Version (ESV) 38 give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Matthew 6:24 English Standard Version (ESV)24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Malachi 3:8-9 English Standard Version (ESV)8 Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. 9 You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you.
Lack of employment and financial issues has left many on edge and they have no peace. Well, you guessed it there is a Word from God about maintaining and obtaining peace. This is what He has to say about our peace: 1 Peter 3:11 English Standard Version (ESV) 11 let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 English Standard Version (ESV) 16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord is with you all. Romans 12:18 English Standard Version (ESV) 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. John 16:33 English Standard Version (ESV) 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” Isaiah 26:3 English Standard Version (ESV) 3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Romans 15:13 English Standard Version (ESV) 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Crime is everywhere and it has been proven that no one is immune from it. This is what Bible has to say regarding crime. Romans 13:1-4 English Standard Version (ESV) Submission to the Authorities 13 1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Matthew 15:4 English Standard Version (ESV) 4 For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’
Issues, issues what can we do about them? Here is a start, work on changing what can be changed and for once ,what cannot be changed leave it alone, especially, if the issues are someone else’s. LET GO, two simple words that would simplify our lives.
In conclusion, America has gone and still going through with disasters in the weather, financial, emotional and crime issues. We find ourselves void of the answers that are desperately needed. Why is American having so many issues, one reason, that has a nation, we have left God out of the equation. American, a nation that was founded and established on godly principles, in my opinion, we have gone too far to the left. God who had a hedge of protection around American, strictly one person opinion, has removed that hedge of protection from around us. Everyone is screaming about what his or her rights are and we are calling right wrong and wrong right. With freedom comes responsibility. When the rights of special interest group’s fringe on the rights of the most and those rights do not enhance the growth of a nation in a positive way then there is something wrong.
As a nation, much has been given and in return, much is required. The attitude of it is not my problem or responsibility let someone else take care of it is no longer acceptable. He or she has to take responsibility for his or her own actions. You know there is a biblical answer for this issue too and it is found in 2 Chronicles 7:14 New International Version (NIV) 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
What we have here is a wake-up call for the believers to do what they are supposed to do and that is to seek God for a healing. Please read the above scripture carefully. Believers have to do something before God does something!
The church has to take responsibility for the condition of this country. As believers, we are called the salt of the earth. Has the church lost its flavor? A city on a hill cannot be hidden you are the light for the world. The light is awful dim. http://bibleencyclopedia.com/slides/proverbs/14-34.htm
The call for the New Year is for a change in the believers. No longer can we sit by without seeking God and asking for a healing and a change first in us and then in the world. The Bible states that wisdom is the principle thing but in all our getting get an understanding. The fear of God is the beginning of all WISDOM! Let all the earth fear the Lord; Let all the people of the world revere him. As a nation, there is no reverential fear of the Lord and this includes the church. No fear of the Almighty God has us in the situations we now find ourselves facing.
Therefore, with urgency, this New Year, let us ask God back into our lives; guide this nation back into righteousness. Allow HIM to lead us. We desperately need HIM to turn things around. He can TURN IT ROUND!!! PRAY without ceasing!!
Happy New Year
King James Version (KJV) 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with he heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.