As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations, before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Romans 4:17(KJV)
Many brave men, women, and children in America decided to leave the East and venture over the rugged mountains not knowing what lay ahead risking life and limb to discover the riches of the West. There were those who died along the way. Indians, disease, wild animals, rattle snakes, raging rivers, running out of food, and many other things were obstacles that could have deterred them but they kept going West despite the danger. I for one am glad they did because look at the marvelous beauty of the Western United States. On a recent vacation to Oregon and Idaho I saw the Oregon Trail Museum and marveled at what those before us endured.
In our spiritual life sometimes we may feel like these early pioneers in the 1800's who felt hopeless at times. Maybe you become fearful of what lies ahead. Perhaps have prayed and sought God over a situation that seems to not be changing. You become tried and weary in your journey and just want to throw your hands up and quit trying.
God had a plan for this great land. We are blessed as we have acknowledged God and the Bible as our tools in founding this great land. When man starts to forget this valuable aspect of our founding we will cease to receive God's blessing. Keep believing even when you do not see results. Never allow negativity to mold your beliefs and keep on praying.
PRAYER: I thank you Lord for godly men and women who went before us at the risk of their own lives to settle the Western part of this great nation. I thank you for how you have blessed us. I thank you that I know you hear our prayers and want us to keep pressing on even when things look bleak. In Jesus' name. Amen.