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“God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength for each new day
He will make a way....” [Don Moen]

God’s guidance comes especially at those crucial moments in life. The key is: you need to stretch out to God, you need to walk in faith and trust. Like 2 Chronicles 7: 12-14 says: "the Lord appeared to him at night and said: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices. “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 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.; "

The writer mentions one of the central starting points of the theology of retribution here, it is a clear connection between prayer and answer. It is a God made covenant, a promise to the people of Israel with conditions attached to it. It is a direct connection between their obedience and their prosperity, and their disobedience and their hardships as also described in Deuteronomy 28. This is a cycle that can be found repeatedly in the Old Testament. They serve their Lord for a while but then they fall back into sin. But if the people of Israel repent, if they will be humble and pray then God will deliver them. The purpose of God's election of Israel in Genesis 12: 3 becomes clear when God calls his friend Abram and says to him: "I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed." So not because of Israel itself, but precisely for the purpose of blessing the other nations and bringing them to God. Through the eventual coming of The Messiah: Jesus The Christ, The Way, The Truth and The Life (John 14: 6).

It is our duty as Christians to continually confess our sins and pray so that evils do not hinder our relationship with God (Hebrews 12: 1). And also to pray for our country and the authorities (1 Timothy 2: 1-2). Through the salvation in Christ (Romans 8: 1) the personal salvation of the believers is guaranteed. And we are also guaranteed that God will use us to achieve his purposes, whatever they may be. It is our duty as believers to seek God, to pray and to share the gospel. In addition, we may call to God to restore our country so that the land will serve Jesus again. Or for the church, or your own life of faith we may call to God. God wants to restore what is broken. When we go to God and humble ourselves and repent, then God wants to restore our country, church and heart. The first step asked of God's children is not to pray but to bow to humility. Humble yourself, that is always the first and most difficult step.