Make America Godly Again :: by Holly Carnine Spate

As millions across the nation breathe a collective sigh of relief, we have been given a gift that is nothing short of miraculous. Although we did not deserve it, given the depravity to which our nation has sunk, God has mercifully intervened and given our country another opportunity to repent and turn to Him.

The platform chosen by Americans speaks volumes to those that have tried to crush both the hopes and freedom of the American spirit. The people have voted for their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The people have voted to be free from the chains of big government and the status quo in our Capital. The voices that have cried out for justice for the unborn, traditional marriage, limited government, and law and order have been heard.

Our Founding Fathers would be cheering right now at this historic victory. Our patriots, past and present, who have sacrificed so much, can know that their sacrifice has not been in vain. America still has breath and fight, courage and hope. This is a victory to all Americans, both the born and the unborn.

Hopefully, in time, our nation will come together and all Americans will realize the undeserving gift our country has just been handed. It’s as though we have been allowed one final moment as a nation to get things right and our houses in order.

We’ve been given another chance to repent and cling to our Creator. We have experienced over the years this truth: Rule apart from God can be ruthless and people who rule without godly morals can leave both devastation and destruction in their wake.

Proverbs 29:2 reminds us, “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.”

Proverbs 29:4 further explains, “By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down.”

We have seen the tearing down of our country and we have now been given the task to build back up. As we move forward and strive to put our nation on the right track, let’s not forget it is God who has given us this opportunity. And yes, we are thankful to all those patriots who pulled together to vote for real and positive change. We are appreciative to all the volunteers who tirelessly fought to make American voices relevant again.

We owe much gratitude to those behind the scenes who have pulled back the curtain and exposed the deeds done in secret. We are thankful to the American people for standing on the side of right and voting their conscience.

We are thankful for being given a platform in which we can believe. We are grateful for the sacrifices that were made and will continue to be made by the Trump and Pence families as our nation closes a chapter in its history and turns a new page.

But most of all, we should all give our utmost thanks to Almighty God…the only One who could have pulled this off this victory! It is He who promises to defeat those that would shake their fists in defiance…those who would want to dismiss Him as irrelevant, antiquated, a fable of the feeble minded.

NO! He is and will always be EL SHADDAI, our Redeemer, our Provider, the King of the entire universe. A God of justice and righteousness whose will and ways will always prevail, whose mercies are new every morning, and who sees and knows all.

NOTHING, absolutely nothing, escapes His attention. Proverbs 15:3 makes this truth crystal clear, “The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”

Thank God for hearing the cries of His people and coming to their rescue. Let’s never forget individually or collectively—we all need the Savior.

Jesus said in John 15:5: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

If you boast in anything today, boast in the fact that your God intervened and performed a miracle on your behalf, just like He did for the Israelites against a hardened Pharaoh’s heart; just like he did for Noah in the wicked world in which he found himself, and for Joseph and David.

God has stepped in and fought a giant too big for us to fight. He has kept to His word and proven again He is trustworthy. Thank God for the truth of Proverbs 29:16:

“When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.”

God’s justice will always prevail. It may not come when we expect it, but it will always come in God’s perfect timing. He is the Judge and holds the whole universe in His hands.

As we move forward, let’s not forget to take God with us. If we forget to do so we will inevitably repeat past history:

“But as soon as they were at rest, they again did what was evil in your sight. Then you abandoned them to the hand of their enemies so that they ruled over them. And when they cried out to you again, you heard from heaven, and in your compassion you delivered them time after time.” (Nehemiah 9:28)

We will only get it right if we allow God to reign. No man on earth can save us, only God can do that. He is the true Commander-in-Chief and should take His rightful place in our hearts, communities, nation and world.

God gave us a gift yesterday. Now, let’s do what should have been done from the start. Let’s not just make America great again, let’s turn back to the Creator of All, our Almighty Savior, and make America godly again! He is our only true hope.

“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.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)