Many of my friends and me have a hard time when we do not see prayers answered in the way we think they should be. We say we believe God loves us and will work in our favor but we SEE no results that seem Godly. Why would he allow a new administration who will allow more pre-born babies to be murdered? As well as other evil acts as we see them. We prayed.
From what I see, God allows the will of man to determine what happens to one’s culture and government in almost all circumstances. Free will.
I Samuel 8 relates how the people of Israel decided they did not want to have God lead them through his prophets. They said, “Give us a king to lead us.” After some debate between Samuel, the people, and the Lord, God said to Samuel “okay, tell them they can have a king.” Then he predicted what they would have to live with under the leadership of a king, as follows:
11He said, “This will be the procedure of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and place them for himself in his chariots and among his horsemen and they will run before his chariots. 12“He will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and of fifties, and some to do his plowing and to reap his harvest and to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13“He will also take your daughters for perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14“He will take the best of your fields and your vineyards and your olive groves and give them to his servants. 15“He will take a tenth of your seed and of your vineyards and give to his officers and to his servants. 16“He will also take your male servants and your female servants and your best young men and your donkeys and use them for his work. 17“He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his servants. 18“Then you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day.”
We do not always get what God knows is best for us. Sometimes He lets us have what we (the population) demand. Especially when his minister’s pray in the name of a monotheistic god of many names and faiths. God says (my interpretation) “Go ahead and have any god you want, but that is the god you will be praying to. You’ll see how he answers your prayers.” and in Isaiah 45:20b “Ignorant are those who carry about idols of wood, who pray to gods that cannot save.”
America is getting the administration it demanded. She will pay the price for it. The price is big government (vs 11-13), taxes (15 & 17), socialism (14). Seems God thinks 10% taxes was too much! Everything here revolves around the king/government. And God has pretty much been “kicked out.”