Do you think our nation is too far gone (both morally and spiritually) for God to do anything about it? I used to pray for revival but I've about given up because it looks so hopeless.


Much that goes on in our nation today surely must cause God’s heart to grieve. Far too often, we have rejected God’s will and chosen to go our own way, ignoring His Word and living only for ourselves. We are like the people of Jeremiah’s day, who “turned their backs to me and not their faces” (Jeremiah 2:27).

But does this mean God can’t intervene and turn us back to Himself? No, certainly not. He has done it in the past, and He can do it again in the future. In fact, we may be seeing some signs of this today, particularly among the many young people who are turning to Christ because they’ve realized the emptiness of life without Him.

Don’t give up praying for revival. Let the prophet’s prayer be yours: “I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known” (Habakkuk 3:2). God is not powerless, and although we see Satan’s hand in so much that goes on today, God is more powerful than he is, and God is still at work. God’s will is still that men and women would find their peace and hope in Him, and they will as they turn to Christ in repentance and faith.

Whatever the future holds, ask God to bring spiritual revival in your life, as you submit every part of it to Jesus Christ. Let the Psalmist’s cry become yours: “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?” (Psalm 85:6).