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America, the beautiful. 

She will always be beautiful to me. It doesn't matter what the past tells me, what the present shows me, and what the future holds for me. I will love my country to the end. I was born and raised here. That counts for many things. Namely, that it's my home. To deny my country because of what I see, is to deny the home town I was born and bred in. Just as the Lord will never leave or forsake me, I won't leave or forsake my home. 

America, the beautiful. 

It's stretching and busting at its seams now. The darkness is coming to light today. It will get worse before it gets better. And there will be great and lasting lessons learned. Such is life though. Don't we always come out on top when we're fighting the storm? It's difficult pushing our way through, yet we rise. And come out better and stronger. But to win, there can no longer exist a them and an us. In order to win, we can't leave anyone behind. 

America, the beautiful. 

I've decided that I will fight for it to stand strong. There is work to do and it's going to be hard work, but we must stay with it. The victory is worth it. We can never give up on America. This is our home. So if you're tired, the Lord will give you rest. If you're concerned, the Lord will settle you. If you're afraid, the Lord will comfort you. Go to Him and tell Him about it. Imagine the power in such a move if everybody did that. "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28).

Be encouraged -- encouraged in Jesus Christ -- to move mightily in the land, because He will. 
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