Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord (Psalm 33:12a, NKJV). The sentiment belongs to Israel, but can you imagine the Lord looking upon this, our country and applying a mere portion of that which He prepared for Israel? Whether He would look down on our country and bless us as a nation is one promise in Scripture that does not apply to the United States of America. However, there is a promise that applies to all people everywhere. “Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy” (Psalm 33:18). Do you fear the Lord and do you rely on His mercy? Let that be our challenge for the day, and the coming days.