Day 11: Tuesday, Oct. 11

“[If] My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.”

– 2 Chronicles 7:14

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OBSERVATION: For many years, we who follow Christ have prayed to God to heal our land. But our demands are that God do something with the people who are the cause of the problem of evil, the ones who reject Jesus. Those who reject Jesus and do not follow God are doing what comes natural to them. Scripture is very clear that man is a sinner. But those who have received Jesus and do strive to follow God are the one God commands to humble themselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from their evil ways. Why do we demand of those who reject Jesus to do what they cannot do? They cannot follow God without God in their life. And why do we ignore the command of God on us who have received Jesus to turn from our evil ways? If we want our land to be healed, we who follow Jesus must return to God.

PRAYER: Oh, Lord. Forgive us for our arrogance. We have believed far too long that the problem is someone else. Our own sin and rejection of your will has left our land devastated. Hear us again, forgive us, and, oh please, heal our land.