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Is There Any Hope left

Updated on January 11, 2011

Our Country is in turmoil. There are so many issues that we as Americans are facing today. Our country is at war on two fronts. Unemployment rates are extremely high. The economy is in the toilet. People are losing their homes. Kids are killing themselves with drugs and other risky behavior. The hatred that spews forth from many towards those who don't share the same political ideology has moved into the realm of the irrational. We have drug lords and illegal aliens coming across our borders and killing American's. Our children are being brutalized and murdered by evil predators that prey on the young. The list goes on and on.

America is not alone in this unsettling, frightening climate. Those across the world are dealing with calamities such as wars and earthquakes, Tsunamis and political unrest. They also have the same evils to contend with in their societies.

We are as in the day's of Noah. What is good is called evil and what is evil is called good. Yes these are treacherous times that we live in. How are we as a country going to survive? how are we as individuals going to stand against all the chaos that we are facing?

The answer to these questions is before us if we will just look. First as a nation America's Christians need to take a look at 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land., they have the answer. God will heal America! We just need to follow his instructions.

Now for us who as individuals are going through stressful times, God has an answer for us.

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles. (Psalm 34:17)

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. (Psalm 46:1-3)

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress; my God in whom I trust." (Psalm 91:1-2)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Your father knows what you need before you ask him. So do not worry, saying 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today's trouble is enough for today. (Matthew 6:8, 31-34)

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (Psalm 27:14)

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19).

This is a time to acknowledge God and turn your face towards him. Prayer will be answered when you come before God humbly with faith and hope. Remember always, that there is power in praising God. For praise will bring you into his presence and you will be filled with the fullness of his joy and peace.

 

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    • jjmyles profile imageAUTHOR

      jjmyles 

      7 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Thank you so much for the encouragement Anna. May almighty God smile upon you and forever hold you in the palm of his hand.

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      anna 

      8 years ago

      His children recognize His words and heeds them. The fool does not.

      God bless your workings in His field. May your writings have much fruit. Our nation needs it.

    • jjmyles profile imageAUTHOR

      jjmyles 

      8 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      And God Bless you Mekenzie !!!

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      Susan Ream 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Your writing is of God .. I love the scriptures you point us toward. I am encouraged by these fitly spoken words. I needed them today.

      God Bless YOU!

      Mekenzie

    • jjmyles profile imageAUTHOR

      jjmyles 

      8 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Thanks Skye, Every truth is revealed in the word of Almighty God. The author and finisher of our faith,

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      skye2day 

      8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      JJmyles Thank You for this beautiful writing. I needed to hear each scripture tonight. I so love the Lord. His children will be OK. The Good news is we have the Scriptures that tell us the promises Christ has for his children. My heart goes to those that are lost and in the dark. May they be touched. We have much work to do for our Savior. I savored all the words you wrote. Our 'letter' (Bible) for living is a Blessed gift. I am so grteful to God. He is truth. God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.

      Amen Bro. Keep on, your writing is Holy Spirit breathed. I hope many read this hub. I have rated up and linked it out. Hugs

    • jjmyles profile imageAUTHOR

      jjmyles 

      8 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Thank you so much for the comments. I really appreciate them.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      A very good hub. This message I believe is true and I think the worst is yet to come also. Good hub.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      This is a wonderful message, my friend. You are so right in what you say and you said it beautifully. Thank you for the edification.

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      Springboard 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin

      I think we have to find it within ourselves where hope lies. That may be found with the help of God or without IMO. But hopefully we find it. :)

    • jjmyles profile imageAUTHOR

      jjmyles 

      8 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Hi fereitica, No offense taken. I wasn't trying to be preachy or ask people to become "devout".Just trying to offer hope from the Word of God. Thank you so much for your comment.

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      fereitica 

      8 years ago from New Castle, IN

      Interesting... It is true that the entire world is facing many great tragedies, and I believe the worst is yet to come. These are merely warnings of the future, but do you believe in the second coming? We have no choice but to go through it all, and I believe there is more to salvation than having to be perfect and go to church every day/week... You make it sound like becoming devout right now is the only option if you don't want eternal damnation. But then again... you should check out another interesting hub (not meant to be offensive) it is: https://hubpages.com/hub/hell-without-the-rosy-col...

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