Friday, July 19, 2013

I Want to Go Back to a Time...


I JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO A TIME: AMERICAN HONEY





Do you find yourself as you travel across this beautiful country wondering if you're having a bad dream? Everything LOOKS normal, but NOTHING feels the same at all.

Doesn't it seem like the crumbling of the foundations of our Republic should be evident in the faces and the places you see as you drive along and conduct your business?

Does the urge ever come to you in a crowd of people to yell out and ask everyone if they realize that their country is on the edge of a cliff and about to go over into a totalitarian state where all is dark and gloomy?

Do you ever look at the sky and think that the dreams you had as a kid laying on your back watching the clouds go by would end in a nightmare called Washington, D.C.?

Sometimes I want to weep when I see what is happening to us, other times I am angry and righteously indignant.





I think we are being abused in every possible way by those we have trusted to lead us. Like any person in an abusive situation, our frustrations are many, our bruises show at some times and not at others--we look for ways to cover how we are really feeling, what we really think. We rage into our pillows at God and ask him why.

We imagine ways to throw off the chains of our captor and safely escape. Liberty is all we want. To be left alone is all we want. We wonder when our abuser will tire of his games and endless battles to rob us of our freedoms: will it take a strength greater than his? Will it require us to "stand OUR ground"? We plan, we watch, we look for our path of escape. Sometimes it looks absolutely hopeless, and whisper a plea to God for a way to breathe, think, and talk freely again.

Yes, abuse, America is being sorely abused.

And we remember the good America we knew when we were younger and more innocent and pray with all our hearts that our children and grandchildren will know what being carefree means; to know that "American Honey".







A Restless Patriot


7 comments:

aimee said...

Joni,
I feel this way every week. All one can do is pray and try to inform those who will listen...at least one of my kids sees what is happening to America:(
Blessings,
Aimee

Becky L. said...

Good thoughts. It's not the America I grew up in with so many changes in the true way that God has set for is in the Bible and technology so advanced you wonder what's next. We need to remember that God is with us and not fear what man can do. God knows our tomorrow and we remain faithful and speak up when we know something is amiss. Thanks for sharing. Missing your posts latley. Take care.

jAne said...

so sadly true.
our precious America is no longer what our Founding Fathers and Patriots imagined. grievous!

Joy said...

yeah... definitely no more 'Free Speech' or you'll be on your knees beggin for forgiveness for uttering such horrible words and promising you will run as fast as you can to the nearest therapist who will 're-program' your brain. Wonder if someday we'll have re-education camps?

Deanna said...

There have been times that I have sunk low....and I have forgotten the comfort of the Lord. I'm human and do that from time to time. Two scripture verses come to mind. I hope they help. May you rejoice in the goodness of God. Sometimes I feel better after I talk out loud and speak out good things that God is about. The down in the dumps mood leaves. God bless and I know that you will be alright. Our country is a great place to live. Praying for godly people to take positions in our government and for a great revival where people turn to God and not be wicked.
d

Isaiah 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west,
and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood,the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Deb said...

At the risk of sounding like a fatalist, things are going as predicted. It's the sign of the times, and sadly, it's only going to get worse. I hang on to my faith through all of it. It's all we can do.

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The first picture is beautiful :)