America must return to faith in God - James C. Bell

I think most everyone in America today would agree that we have many problems that must be solved before our great country can be prosperous again.

The number one problem seems to be that we are not on the same team; we do not have the unity we need to begin to work together, as we should, to focus on our troubles and solve them.

This unity must begin with our people. We must be like-minded, we must find a way to think alike and work together, if we are to get our country back to prosperity. This will require the sacrifice of some solutions we have been promoting, and some stands we have taken to the problems we currently have.

We must find the best solutions, and then be willing to compromise in order to carry them out. If, we the people, can find unity of resolve and purpose, then, our elected Congress will have this same unity and will work together to accomplish the changes necessary to guide us out of our many problems.

If we think back in our history to those brave men and women in the 1700s, who resolved to have a free and independent country, and were willing to sacrifice all they had, including their lives, to be successful, we can see a prominent thread among them -- they had a great faith in God and prayed for His guidance and leadership.

I strongly believe this common belief in God is what is missing in our country today. We desperately need to put our faith in God through His son, Jesus Christ, and return to worshiping Him and glorifying His holy name.

Then, He will teach us to trust and obey, to have unity of mind and purpose, and will lead us to cooperate with common sense, and a resolve that will lead us out of our many problems.

What is faith? The Bible says in Hebrews 11:1: "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." If we place our faith in God, then we will have peace and His blessings. We will learn to love and forgive others and to have unity together, to be like-minded.

Second Chronicles 7:14 says; "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 will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

Psalms 37:3-4 says: "Trust in the Lord and do good, dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." These are great promises of God and He will give them to us if we belong to Him.

We have huge problems in our country today: There are not enough jobs, our economy is down, and people are suffering. Our Congress seems determined to spend us out of recession, but this is not working.

We have great problems with immigration, and are not finding solutions. We are engaged in a war in the Middle East which seems to have no solution or end, our fine young men and women are giving their lives there, and many others are being wounded.

Our government is divided and our officials are fighting each other, instead of working together to find real, workable solutions. America must return to God, for this is a real solution!

We can return to God -- one person at a time.

Are you ready, and willing, to put your faith and trust in God, and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? Do you want to be a part of saving our great country?

Our soldiers are fighting to keep our country free, to keep us free. Can we do our part to support them, and be freed from the chains of the devil? I pray each of us will be sure our lives are right with God!