Is God Still Shedding His Grace on America?

Many disheartened Americans lament what has befallen our country ever since the Wuhan laboratory virus made its debut. So many bad things have happened to us lately that we can’t help but wonder if God is now casting His judgment against America. To the glee of Communists and Globalists everywhere, millions of people have already died, many more millions have suffered great harm, and the end of this manmade plague is nowhere in sight.

A close look at Covid statistics reveals that America was hit harder than most countries by the pandemic response. This happened for a number of reasons—all intentional. But we had a lot to lose. We were prosperous. We enjoyed life. We were a nation called to liberty by the grace of God. We once embraced redemption through the blood of Jesus Christ and gained peace through God’s guidance of law and order. By faith, we harnessed a land of milk and honey through His mercy and grace. Now, many wonder if God is still shedding His grace on us?

As moral turpitude increasingly besieges America, I yet must conclude with a strong affirmation that God is still blessing us way beyond our due. Grace abounds. For example, the Covidian coup against America is progressing slowly, one step at a time. Russia might have already nuked us, or China may have decided to invade us. It sounds far-fetched, but in this zany world, anything is possible when our nation’s leaders support foreign enemies, right? Expect the unexpected. We could have suffered natural famine, drought, massive earthquakes, a tsunami, or some combination of natural disasters that could destroy us. If God chose to eliminate us in short order, we would already be toast. Remember the plagues of Egypt. 

Instead, despite us murdering millions of babies with very few protesters, fostering sexual perversion of every kind and calling it normal, and grossly neglecting our basic responsibilities that come with liberty, God is giving us time to repent. We still can change our ways and reverse the societal decay that would embarrass Sodom and Gomorrah. Time is a precious gift, particularly when it relates to deferred judgment from God. But thorny weeds are growing among the good spiritual crop that once filled our hearts. Alas, “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.” So says the Bible (Jeremiah 17:9). It takes a righteous God to cleanse the heart of man, and just as God reminded the Israelites of their pending exile to Babylon if they didn’t change their ways, so it will be with America if we don’t turn back to God.

Recent Supreme Court victories have reminded us that we are still a Christian nation. The judges of our land have reclaimed a biblical precedent, that innocent human life, however small, must be protected. And that the constitutional rights of citizens shall not be infringed. Neither the EPA’s worship of the Green Goddess nor the New York attack on constitutional carry has prevailed against us. This, too, is God’s grace shed on us. We keep saying that freedom has a price tag, but so few people are willing to fill the coffer. Fewer people still actually understand the substance of treasure that is required to pay for freedom. On this subject, we should be clear.

The necessary treasure that funds the liberty bell is obedience to God. The apostle Paul lucidly stated: “For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13). We — the followers of Jesus Christ — have been called to liberty! Isn’t that exciting? Called by God to live free! I’m so grateful that Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the rest of the freedom gang understood this point. Because they were wise, we live free today. Had they committed the sin of neglect, we would not know freedom.

Of such sin, we are already guilty. And sin, like freedom, also has a price. As the saying goes (and yes, it’s biblical), you’re going to be a slave to something. George Soros is a slave to money and power. Collectors are slaves to their collected treasures. Wherever your treasure is, there also will be your heart. That’s why treasuring God’s word and being willing to let go of worldly treasures affords a world of opportunity to do good. Choosing to serve the God of the Bible leads to an abundance of God’s grace. Connecting the dots, we readily see that choosing God’s grace leads to ultimate liberty. It is the pearl of great price discovered by our colonial revolutionaries.

The leaders of the Revolutionary War put everything on the line for the good of the 13 settled colonies. They refused to pay unfair taxes without representation, but they were willing to pay with their lives for liberty. And by God’s grace, against all odds, they won! Is it any wonder that God shed His grace on America? These patriots were called to liberty, and they used their freedom to serve one another so that all could reap from the bounteous harvest of American soil. Their action aligned with a righteous call to serve God’s plan. Because they acted, God’s grace abounded.

Is it possible that this time of testing is our window of opportunity to declare ourselves true Christians and veritable patriots? Is God giving us time to wake up and repent? I do believe so. How easy it is to forget our Father in Heaven as the Lord of the harvest — when we are abundantly reaping and harvesting. Maybe it’s by God’s grace that we are now beginning to suffer. The joy of trials comes after the storm. Right now, we ought to be preparing for that storm, taking shelter in God’s word and arming ourselves with every sort of weapon needed for a righteous fight. In all things, we should pray to God and ask Him to grant us the strength to endure what might come, the boldness to spread His truth, and the courage to do the will of God.

Be warned, however. God’s grace does know bounds. Grace will not last long if we continue to oblige the enemies who resist God. Whether or not the great apostasy is now unfolding matters little to those of Christian faith. We know that “God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12). We have already seen this happening. But we must not allow ourselves to be among the deceived.

Yes, God is still shedding His grace on thee, America. And He is shedding grace on every person everywhere who loves the truth and who loves our Lord Jesus Christ and our God and Father who has loved us and given us hope and peace that will not disappoint. It’s time to comfort our hearts by understanding the goodness of God’s grace, and by so doing, establish ourselves in every good word and every good work. One such good work is fighting evil wherever it sprouts. Choose your weapon, and live by grace. You’ll find it in no other place than the Bible. That’s that critical message that will save America!