Hope for America

Hope for America

I still believe America is the greatest nation on earth and I am proud to be an American. But I share your concerns about our future, especially when I look at our leaders. Someone in Washington once quipped, “I don’t look at our country and pray for our leaders. I look at our leaders and pray for our country.”

We are watching as popularity “trumps” principle and charisma takes the “hill” over character. Daily headlines sabotage our hopes, that things really cannot be all that bad. More and more, those who believe the Bible share Solomon’s anxiety over leaders:

KJV Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

There is more than a little reason to mourn the present state of affairs, but perhaps there is a ray of sunshine to be found. Why would God bring our nation to this point? Just maybe it is His way to wean from us any hope we still have in parties, politics or personalities. The hope for America is not to be found in the leaders who run Washington. Instead, our hope must be set in God who still rules the world (Ps. 78:7). And He is always having a great day, no matter how gray it gets down here!