The Lord nullifies the counsel of the nations; He frustrates the plans of the peoples. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart from generation to generation. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance (Psalm 33:10-12).
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
As we approach Labor Day weekend, with unemployment at 9.7% or 16.8% if all the unemployed are included, we need to pray for all those who are included in these statistics. Each individual in the ranks of the unemployed has his or her own struggles trying to make ends meet. God help them all.
In the meantime, let us recognize that without God, men or nations cannot hope to prosper. The longer we as a nation or as individuals try to run our affairs without His guiding hand and counsel, we will continue to reap what we sow.
America, her churches and all her citizens need to cease our rebellion against God's Word. We need to turn back to God while there is yet time. Although God is loving and merciful, He will not always strive with man!
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Lord, we praise you that nothing ever takes you by surprise or is beyond your loving concern. We pray that your grace and benediction may abide with those who labor, and especially with those who would labor if they could. Give us a sense of accomplishment in the work of our hands, and help us to show our thankfulness by lives that are given to Your service.
Bring America to her knees! Lead us to repent of our sins with true and sincere hearts. Lift the eyes of our leaders and all our people toward heaven that we may again be truly "one nation under God. This we pray through Jesus Christ, the only Hope of America and of the world. Amen.