[If] My people who are called by My name 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 NASB
God knew there was sin in the land. He was ready to act. Something had to change.
His focus was not on sinners or the godless, but His own people. They needed to humble themselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from their wicked ways. Only then would He hear, forgive, and heal their land.
The same principle applies today. It can be easy to focus on the immorality, blasphemy, corruption, and godlessness we see in the media. But God tells us He focuses on His people. He watches to see how we react.
If you want to see change, start with prayer! Humble yourself before God. Seek His face. Ask Him to convict you of anything that displeases Him – any thought or activity, any hobby or habit. Make sure to confess your sins, repent, and seek to make changes.
The Bible promises that God is ready to “hear from heaven.” He’s ready to forgive the sins of our people and heal our land and ready to act in powerful ways. But we need to be passionate about our prayers. Will we seek Him persistently? Will we pray with compassion? Will we cry out for His mercy? For healing? For His power to fall on us?
Today, commit to pray more intensely and to pray for the lost. Pray that the Spirit will fall. Pray that God will send revival. Pray until our land is healed.