4 Things God Will Do When a Nation Turns from Him

Isaiah 1:16-20

Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it, but bruises and sores and raw wounds; they are not pressed out or bound up or softened with oil. Your country lies desolate; your cities are burned with fire; in your very presence foreigners devour your land; it is desolate, as overthrown by foreigners.” (Isaiah 1:4-7)

Here are 4 things God will do when a nation turns from him.

3 Signs God Is Saying, “Trust My Sovereignty!”

Psalm 146:3-6

Who will win the election? Who does God want me to marry? What does this bad report from the doctor mean? Why did my ex break up with me? How will the economy affect me and my family? What if the person I did not vote for becomes president? When will God show me my calling?

Life is full of so many questions. Every day brings new concerns, new issues, and new tests for our faith in Jesus as his followers. While God does care about the details of our lives, while our individual choices certainly do have a good and bad consequences, and while we are not called to just stick our head in the sand and ignore the issues we see all around us, as Christians, ultimately God always expects us to remember his sovereignty so we might fully trust him.

So here are 3 signs God is saying, “Trust my sovereignty!”

How Can You Know if It’s God or Satan?

James 3:14-16

Satan is not God’s opposite. God is sovereign in every way and is in complete control over everything, including Satan. Anything Satan does, God allows. God is eternal; Satan is a created being and will be thrown into the lake of fire for eternity at the appointed time (Revelations 20:10).