Turning back to God
By: Live the Promise
Our world seems more chaotic then ever and many believe that God has turned His back on America because we’ve turned our back on Him.
Could that really be the case? Anne Graham Lotz says absolutely.
“I believe right now a lot of what’s happening in our nation, the division, the hatred, the animosity, the radical things you would never thought you would see, it’s just evidence that God is backing away, because we’ve told Him to get out.”
“We tell Him to get out of our schools, out of our marketplace, out of our businesses. God is a gentleman, when we insist that He get out, He just backs away.”
Unfortunately, when God backs away, His blessing isn’t far behind.
“He takes with Him His protection, His blessing, His healing, all the things that we have thought were ours by right.”
How do receive God’s blessing again? Anne says the prophet Joel holds the key.
“If we return to Him, Joel 2 says that He will return to us and bring back a blessing instead of the judgement. My prayer is that as I turn to Him and as I encourage others to turn to Him, God will turn back to us.”
What does it look like for God’s people to turn back Him?
“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.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
“If we would repent of our sin, then it says He would hear from heaven and He would forgive our sins and he says he will heal our land. I think the healing of America rests on God’s people getting right with God and turning to Him and we can stand in the gap for our entire nation and God will heal our entire nation.”
Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham, is the president and CEO of AnGeL Ministries, a nonprofit organization that undergirds her efforts to draw people into a life-changing relationship with God through His Word.
Key Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6
Featured Songs: The Lion & the Lamb – Leeland; The Great Day – Michael W. Smith (Album: Music Inspired by the Story); How Love Wins – Steven Curtis Chapman (Album: Music Inspired by the Story)
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