Daily Dare: Dare to Let Hope Rise Up

flag5He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1

When you’re facing a family crisis or problem, don’t you go to the Lord in prayer? Don’t you lift up your situation to the Lord and expect Him to answer you. You persist just as the mother did who told Jesus “even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the master’s table”. She would not relent until she got her answer. When it comes to your family, you must have your answer, and so you believe. Of course He will take care of you. You have learned to trust Him. His Word is true. He will deliver you. You can see His shadow over you and your family as you pray in your secret place. Peace comes, wisdom comes, truth comes, joy comes!

Can you see our country in the secret place? Get this picture in your mind. Is it difficult for you to believe that this is possible? You recognize that not everyone, not nearly everyone, in this country is dwelling in the secret place. You may argue that there is so much godlessness and unrighteousness here that we can not be in the secret place. Heinous crimes are being committed daily against unborn babies, children, and adults. God has surely turned His face away from the USA as it has turned its face away from Him. You may despair if you focus on how far our country seems to be away from God, yet I offer you encouragement and hope.

family with flagsThough our nation encompasses millions of people who do not know God, many others are just like you! You are serving God to the best of your ability. You seek Him every day for yourself and your family. Your whole life is dedicated to serving Him. You, and those like you, are a vast part of the millions who live here. We are the USA! Have we turned our back on God? Absolutely not! We seek His face now more than we ever have! He sees us. He hears us. He knows our hearts. Be encouraged. He will never leave you nor forsake you. We are under the shadow of the Almighty. And we declare that our country is under the shadow of the Almighty. He will protect us. He will deliver us, and His glory will be spread across this great land.

Daily Dare: Dare to let hope rise up as you declare that the United States of America is under the shadow of the Almighty. Every time you see red, white, and blue today, be reminded to pray that we are One Nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all as we abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 91-1