One of the interesting things we always see in Scripture is anytime God pronounces judgement against His people or against the world; right after, as soon as He pronounces it He says, but if you will repent. If you will turn to me. If you will walk with me, I will forgive. He is a God that longs to forgive His people. He longs to be in relationship with us and will do all that He can to make sure that is possible.
The rest is up to us.
New Testament Lesson
James reminds us today that no matter what our station in life, we should pray. Whether things are good or bad, sick or heathy, joyous or tragic. We should pray. We should always turn our hearts to God. In times of joy we will find our God celebrating and in times of sadness, we will find our Lord crying with us. Whatever our condition, we can turn to God in prayer.
The hardest thing to do sometimes is to really trust. To really turn lose of it all and give it to God. It's not easy. None of us do it perfectly. But, until we trust, until we turn it over to God, we don't know the peace that He longs to give us. He will take care of us. He will provide. He will do these things.
We just have to trust.