Daniel 2:21 NIV He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
Psalm 75:4-7 NIV
 To the arrogant I say, ‘Boast no more,’ and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horns.  Do not lift your horns against heaven; do not speak so defiantly. ‘ ”  No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt themselves.  It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.
Romans 9:17 NIV
 For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”
God raises up kings and leaders and brings them down. He raised up Pharaoh just so that His power would be displayed in him as he defied God. God raised up the man who though he was the morning star, a god, just so that He could flick him and show how mighty His power is in all the earth and how even the mightiest ruler is insignificant compared to the Almighty God, the Great I AM. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
He’s got plans for us. I can’t help but wonder if He is raising up the leaders that He is just to remind us of who He is and that we have gone against God Himself in decisions we’ve made as a nation. He might then be raising up the very people that will bring our nation to its knees.
I just pray for a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit, a revival, and restoration of our country before it’s too late. I hope we don’t harden our hearts against God as Pharaoh did.
2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV
 if my people, who are called by my name, will 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.
He’s talking about His followers here and so I think it starts with us, the church, to humble ourselves before God, to repent and pray, and turn from our wicked ways and really truly follow Him. I think healing will start as the church gets on its knees before God and stands up against sin, unrighteousness and injustice. It’s up to us.
Lord we pray, guide us and help us to walk in your ways. Bring us back to your Word and give us the courage and the strength to stand up for you in this wicked world. Help us to be steadfast. We can only do this in your power and strength and love. Help us to reach this nation for you. Help us to be your good and faithful servants doing all we can to stand and not fall in the way of the world. Thank you God for loving is and being patient with us. We pray Lord, empower us with your Holy Spirit, keep us from sin and let us live in such a way that glorifies your Holy Name!
In the powerful and precious and Holy Name of our Lord Jesus Christ we pray. AMEN!