So what's next, America? How will we leave the path of violence and injustice and return to a path of healing and peace? What can we, the American Citizens, do to settle down our nation?
I believe there IS an answer to these questions. I only wonder if Americans want to hear it. It's an old answer. It's an answer that seems to be rejected at all costs these days. It's an answer that goes against human nature, requiring not just A higher power, but the right one! And the answer is found in the Bible, not the Koran or any other "holy book." That answer requires every American to comply - or at least the vast majority. It will mean that our politicians, educators, and professionals make personal changes in their lives - along with Citizen Joe in his. It means we all must allow our hearts to be changed by the Almighty, seeking His prescription for the way back as a nation.
God's prescription begins with the individual. "Micah 6:8 (NKJV) He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?" If we will do that, we are on the way. The next thing to consider is for those who have accepted the first. It is found in 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) "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 will forgive their sin and heal their land." When each person turns to the Lord, repents of their sin and wicked ways, God promises to heal the land.
We must realize that our secular ideologies have precluded us from the only hope we have which can help. History has proven all the secular approaches don't work. It's time to acknowledge the God of the Bible again - as a country. Our leaders need to do so. Our teachers & professors need to do so. Our scientists need to do so. Our businessmen need to do so. God has already said there will be consequences for not doing so - and we are already experiencing them to a large degree. The worst will be eternal in effect.
So what will you do? Will you return your heart to the Lord or keep living as though He does not exist? Will you hear His loving call to follow Him or will you continue to follow your own ideas to their destructive ends? America? What will you do? Neighbor? What will you do? Friend? Family member? Loved one? What will you do? Will you accept His way?