Today as everyone begins to start their day, thousands of people are facing losing their jobs. Both men and women, waiting by the phone to see if they will be the one that gets to stay. This is a frustrating time in America, once prosperous, now full of despair. Industries are changing and the opportunities are less and less for high paying jobs. More importantly, unlike our father's generation, there is absolutely no stability in the workforce today. If you have had the opportunity to stay in your position for over 5 years, be very thankful. Times have changed and with them come a certain amount of uncertainty.
What does that mean for us as women who are working or that have spouses that are working? It means we can't depend on America. It means that we can't look back at our father's generation and wish we could go back. We can't even go back before 911, when this country had more billionaires than anywhere in the world. During prosperous times, we forgot that God was in control. That all things small and large came through Him and that America was only great because He was in our lives.
Families are teaching their children not to believe in God. Schools forbid students to pray. We must tolerate everything but believing in Christ. Foolish are we. I believe that God is calling us as women to repent for this Nation. We must have hope in Him and Him only. We are the mothers and wives of the men and women that will impact today and future generations. How are we going to do this? We are going to pray until we can't pray anymore. We also are going to hold onto hope. Without hope in Christ, we will be crushed. It's time to take a stand and realize that our only hope is in the Son of God. We can not rely in ourselves, where we live, our bank accounts or even our children. Our only hope is bringing God back into America.
Proverbs 10:28 NKJV:
The hope of the righteous will be gladness,
Jeremiah 14: 8-9 NKJV:
O the Hope of Israel, his Savior in time of trouble, Why should You be like a stranger in the land, And like a traveler who turns aside to tarry for a night? Why should You be like a man astonished, Like a mighty one who cannot save? Yet You, O LORD, are in our midst, And we are called by Your name; Do not leave us!
Acts 24:15-16 NKJV:
I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men.
Our hope is only in Him. Believe it and live it! I have hope that God will do a great work in all of our lives, as we come to Him. I believe that there is a hope for our future and that God is in control. Solomon, Jeremiah and Paul all had hope. None of them physically saw Him but they all knew He existed!
My prayer today:
O, LORD, guide our feet today and provide the hope we need. You know our needs, wants and desires before we even speak them. You know the plans You have for each one of our lives. Give us the wisdom and the prayer power to be one with You and give us a heart for the broken. Lead us today on the path that You choose and help us be great women of You. We want to be women in a Nation that repents and that calls out to You. We also want to stay in Your will as You provide our hope. Please protect us today and give us a dose of You. AMEN