History Can Be Healed
Even though legal provision was made for the realignment of the ages to God’s will, the work isn’t finished! He is taking humanity down a pre-decreed path of restoration (see Acts 3:21) toward the katartizo-ing* of all things. America’s history is a part of this. God declared that she would exist for His eternal purposes. And though He knew there would be dislocations and shameful seasons, He decreed healing in the form of revivals, abolitionists, and yes, even a Civil War—for we had to have that painful course correction to realign us. Through them all, He was healing and realigning history!1
“By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.” (Hebrews 11:3; KJV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Thank the Lord that He creates moments in history that cause all of society to line up with His Will! He can and does “course-correct” a nation.
- Ask God to realign the nation again and that we would repent for our sins, past and present.
- Pray that as a nation, we would once again go back to the place He ordained, where we serve others and honor Him.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, thank you that You have a pre-determined plan and You are following it. When we get off course as a nation, You katartizo us right back into the plan. It may be painful and embarrassing at times, but when Your work of course correction is exactly what we need, the blessing will outweigh the pain. Thank you for forgiving us our sins. Katartizo us back into full alignment with Your plan once again, Lord. Amen.
Put us back on the course You created for America before the world began!
*“Prepared” is the Greek word katartizo, which means “to put something into its proper position.”
1 Material taken from History Maker, by Will Ford and Dutch Sheets, Regal Books, ©2004.