Matthew 17:19-20 “Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
Three major reasons why American Christians have become ineffective salt and light in our land will be described in the next three PLUS posts. The focus of this post is our lack of faith.
In the past several weeks, I have been disheartened by the fatalistic attitude of Christians about the errant direction of our nation. I have heard Pastors say that they consider our land hopelessly lost. I have heard Christian citizens say that our nation is unrecoverable. I have heard Christian military members say that America is irreparable. I have heard others say that our country is irredeemable and our path is unrecoverable.
Where is our faith? Instead of wringing our hands, throwing in the towel, and expending our energy on negativity, why are we not increasingly passionate about a prayer-induced solution? With faith nothing shall be impossible to us, but instead we have chosen a path absent of faith in which “it is impossible to please [God]” (Heb 11:6). All the while, our views about our nation become a self-fulfilling prophecy. As we fail to pray and witness, America loses its only source of hope. If our nation fails, it is not because America is unrecoverable but because it has lost the ones whose prayers and witness could provide recovery.
PLEASE PRAY FOR A BURDEN FOR OUR NATION THAT PROMPTS ACTION AND NOT RESIGNATION. Otherwise, our fatalistic attitudes about our nation will come true because of our own lack of faith. No one else will be to blame but us.