Letter: There's a clear answer to all that ails usIsn’t this finally the time to seek help, guidance and comfort from our Lord and Savior?
By: Alfred and Betty Atchison, Worthington, Worthington Daily Globe
It seems like the gathering clouds of fear and concern are getting darker and more frightening over us. Nearly every day we read and hear about more reports of illegal drug use and addiction, serious crimes, a possible recession, fears of what attacks terrorists are planning for our country, home mortgage foreclosures and losses of jobs. We mourn the loss of innocent lives and are perplexed that judges and high officials are legalizing deviant sex practices. Many are concerned about rising food and fuel prices, and corporate greed. In addition to these fears, coming up in a few weeks, we must vote on who shall lead us into the uncertain future.
People are worried about these many problems. Where can we go find answers? What can we do? Are there answers or solutions to these many concerns?
Isn’t this finally the time to seek help, guidance and comfort from our Lord and Savior?
We know our beloved United States was founded as a Christian nation, based upon Biblical foundations to live by. Our ancestors were people seeking a place to worship and serve God. But how far from these ideals have we wandered away? Shouldn’t we return to these Godly foundations and ways of life?
King Solomon was also concerned over the sin of the people he was governing. He was bringing his concerns to God, as recorded in II Chronicles. God’s answer to him is given in II 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 I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sins and heal their land.”
Doesn’t this sound like an answer to our multiple problems? Can there be any other wise, powerful, magnificent source of help than our Lord? Our God stands ready to help us with open arms, to help and return us as individuals and as a nation of needy people, back to God and Biblical principles for living.
Let us all pray daily for ourselves and our nation. From this day forward, it is the most important and the wisest effort that each of us can do. We must pray for help from God because prayer changes ourselves, prayer changes situations and prayer can change our nation.