America under siege and the Faithful Shield of God

God bless America!

I closed my eyes against the forceful fears of the Coronavirus, the racial unrest, and the threat of America becoming a nation I don’t recognize. Quietly I spoke, “Jesus … Jesus … ”

There really is something about that Name.

His Name ushers in peace — calm in the midst of the storm.

His Name activates faith within me — rising up and out, quenching the flames of the fiery trial.

Speaking that Name lifts high His shield all about me — all about you — for such a time as this.

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The days are frightening, aren’t they? So many unknowns. So many dangers. The Coronavirus is changing life in America as we have known it, and dismantling all the familiar places we find security. Our black brothers and sisters are hurting, and we are grasping, searching for understanding to help heal their wounds.

America is Under Siege. What Can We Do For Her?

America is under siege.

The threat is real.

But as a Jesus follower, we are instructed to not be afraid. “Fear not, for I am with you,” says the Lord of lords, and the King of kings, the Almighty God, Maker of heaven and earth.

And when He speaks, I do my best to listen.

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America. Land of the free.

But in the depths of my heart I truly know
that You, Yahweh, have become my Shield;
You take me and surround me with Yourself.
Your glory covers me continually.
You lift high my head when I bow low in shame.
I have cried out to you, Yahweh, from Your holy presence.
You send me a Father’s help.
Pause in His presence” ~ Psalm 3:3-4, TPT

Oh, sweet friend! Close your eyes and imagine the Lord God responding to Your cries of fear or despair. In His response He gathers you, surrounding you with Himself, becoming your shield.



Nothing can come to us without His knowledge, without His watch-care. He sees us and knows all about it. He is for us, not against us.

He is Jehovah-rapha, our Healer. Jehovah-jireh, our Provider.

And He is good.


Our God changes not. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Our God is a Shield About Us

Although we live in a fallen world where it seems everything is beginning to crumble, our God is still on the throne of authority, and our God is still a shield about His children. And America is still one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Only God can change the hearts of the people.

Only He can heal our land.

We must open eyes that we might see and recognize His abiding Presence, allowing Him to work through us, His Church.


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Nan Jones

Nan Jones is an author/speaker who uses the words of her heart to assist fellow Christians in discovering the Presence of God in their darkest hour. She has been published in several anthologies as well as the online inspirational sites Christian Devotions, and Inspire a Fire where she is a monthly contributor. She is also a monthly contributor to PW Connections, a blog and forum to encourage pastors' wives. Nan has had the honor of being featured as a guest blogger on several sites. She is thrilled to announce her debut book, The Perils of a Pastor's Wife released June 30, 2015 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. This memoir was a 2016 Selah finalist. When Nan isn't writing, she enjoys leading prayer retreats, bible studies or sharing God’s love as keynote speaker for special events. She is becoming known by her brand: "Even so, I walk in the Presence of the Lord" as she teaches her audience to go beyond the veil to find God's Presence. You may visit Nan at her website: Nan has also created a facebook community page, Seeing Beyond The Veil, to provide a place for folks to go and get away from the chaos for a few moments and focus on Jesus through scripture, worship, testimony, and inspirational quotes. For personal communication you may email Nan at The Perils of a Pastor's Wife is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and LPC Bookstore

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  1. Beautiful message, dearest Nan! Our minds and hearts are working on the same wavelength as we look at this crisis. I know we would see a miraculous deliverance if Christians truly prayed for it. God bless you!

    1. I agree! It requires repentance as a nation too. As His children, we will be taken care of, but America is truly at risk. Thank you for your kind words.

  2. Thanks for sharing this beautifully written timely message, my friend. May we all lean on the only one who is our shield and fortress. Now and always. Blessings and love.

  3. Nan, thanks so much for reminding us that though the mountains should crumble and fall into the sea, we can be at peace for our God still sits on his throne and nothing catches him off guard.

    1. Amen and amen! That is the perfect scripture. Don’t you just love the sovereignty of God? I find such comfort in that knowledge. Thank you for sharing.

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