I’m writing this post on Tuesday afternoon (the day of the Presidential elections). I’m relieved that this race is almost over and yet there is a part of me that dreads hearing the news of the winner tomorrow morning.
When this article posts and is sent to many of your e-mail boxes, the polls will be closed and one or the other candidate will have read his or her victory speech. And our country will face challenges with a new leader.
But I’ve never really been one for worrying or politics. This year I have gotten more involved than normal, but when it is all said and done, the bottom line that settles me no matter who makes that victory speech is that my God, our God, is in control. I did my part and voted. Now He will do His. These scriptures give me peace:
- .” . . . The authorities that exist have been established by God.” Romans 13:1
- “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are my ways, your ways,’ declares the Lord.” Isaiah 55:8.
- ” . . . if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
- “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
- “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
- “And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” Revelation 21:3,4
- “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Phil. 4:8
We have an opportunity my friends.
We have been given the blessing of being lights in dark places. Prayer warriors instead of worriers. Peace bringers rather than division makers.
I believe that when this election is over, our job is just beginning to be more faithful in prayer for those ruling, and to live “out of the ordinary” lives no matter what the circumstances. Because . . .(the 8th scripture)
Even presidential elections.
What gives you comfort in this crazy political year?