Enjoy prosperity while you can. But when hard times strike, realize that both come from God. That way you will realize that nothing is certain in this life.Ecclesiastes 7:14, New Living Translation
In the middle of what will be the worst economic time the United States of America will ever face, a time that will probably signal the beginning of the end for America, it becomes more and more important to remember all of this is the will of our Lord.
Our founding fathers created a nation that put God first.They understood the importance of being all inclusive when it came to faith, and while 90% of all Americans throughout American history claimed a Judeo-Christian faith, the law of the land was not to discriminate against anyone based on their faith (of lack thereof).
And America prospered. Greatly.No other nation achieved the greatness America became, and no other will again.We created more, we produced more, we gave more to those less fortunate, including to our enemies. And we did all of this to the glory of God.
But this prosperity has also been our demise, for we started to believe we could do all these wonderful things without God.We kicked God out of our schools, then our courthouses, then our parks and our libraries.We “don’t need God”, we now have government programs that can support the poor and the needy; we can guarantee retirement income, and disability income; and now, healthcare for all.In addition, our government now subsidizes companies they deem too big to fail, while allowing “expendable” small businesses to be taxed into non existence.
All of this while creating $114,000,000,000,000 in debt (that’s 114 trillion dollars!), including unfunded future obligations.America’s wealth is long gone, and we have become a lukewarm nation, full of wretched, poor, pitiful, blind and naked souls (Revelation 3:17)
So, as we remember the greatness America once was, let’s pray God will be with us and protect us through the upcoming hard times. Let’s remember the best of times to the glory of our Lord and God, Jesus Christ.This is His will.