Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 NLT

God waits for us to acknowledge His presence. He gives us opportunities to choose whether or not we will submit to Him. The Creator of heaven and earth longs for us to seek Him and turn from our selfish ways. But many do not acknowledge His authority. They turn from the One who has the power to heal and restore our land.

God hears our prayers as we humbly seek Him, recognize the error of our ways and understand what comes from surrender. He restores broken hearts and provides the way to learn about forgiveness. He answers prayers and arms us with peace that passes all understanding. He helps us examine our lives so we will be more like Jesus; compassionate, loving toward one another and capable of honoring our Father by the way we live our lives.

We will all fall short of the glory of God and need to be reminded there is strength in His offering of His love. In devastating times, we will tire of the evil in this world. But God will STRENGTHEN us! He will remind us what must be done to bring HOPE in times of trouble. If we prayerfully seek the One who saves, live in His word and choose to honor Him, He will fulfill His promise to His people and we will learn to love Him even more. 

Dear God, Thank you for Your presence. Forgive us when we forget to honor Your authority over heaven and earth. We will seek You with all of our hearts and humbly examine our lives. In moments to love You more, we will gratefully remember what needs to be done, so You will renew our hearts and heal our troubled nation. Thank you, Lord. Thank you for reminding us why we desperately need YOU! Amen

PC: Ben Hodges


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