“if my people…”

Hello blog readers.

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

My heart goes out today for the many people hurting around the world. I encourage you to give all your worries and cares to God, because He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)

Psalms 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Day after day tragedy strikes somewhere. Within the recent days and weeks there has been a rash of tragedies. More teenagers have died in my area because of gun violence this year than the last 4 years combined. Everyday, the news top stories are horrific. 215 killed in Baghdad terror attack. Terrorist shoots up an Orlando nightclub. Suicide bomber in Istanbul airport. Officer involved shootings across the U.S. That’s just a snippet of the violence from 2016. Many are crushed in spirit.

Pslam 37:7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

2 Timothy 3:1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.

But there is hope.

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

That’s a wonderful promise. When tragedy strikes, many ask “What will be done? What can be done?”

People of God, Let us all humble ourselves, pray and seek his face, and turn from our wicked ways. If we do this, He will heal our land… because He cannot lie.

Hebrews 6:18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.

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