“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 19:21 ESV
Are you feeling so overwhelmed with everything? Is the news media making you crazy with all their stories and not knowing what the truth is? Is the election craziness in the United States making you crazy (for those of you who live in the US)?
Dear Heavenly Father – Thank you for your Word, please help us hide it in our hearts to keep us strengthened. Please open our eyes to see and our understanding to learn more of you. – In Jesus name we pray, Amen
Do not get discouraged! God is still in control. I live in the United States of America and with the election heating up and just a short time away – the news is a circus! It is enough to make you lose faith. BUT My God and my prayers are greater than the evil in this world. And I know with confidence that God has selected the next president of the United States. And God has determined the laws of this land. And God has the global impact under control.
How do I know? Well – God has told me:
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience.” Romans 13:1-5 ESV
Take a deep breath – pray about who to vote for. It is not a matter of which person as we have seen both has tarnished with flaws (and just as human and sinful as each of us). Vote for the principles they have shown they support with their record. If they say they will do something that is against what their record has proven, assume they are lying. At this point wisdom dictates we should vote for what they do and not what they say they will do.
This major election with the power to effect the global landscape is historic and monumental. It is a huge responsibility in the hands of the Christian community.
“In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:6 ESV
Literal translation, according to Strong’s, is “in every action to know God”. Seek His will – let your actions demonstrate deep knowledge of God and His will. God will tell you how to vote and will show you who stands for godly principles.
This also applies with ALL of the other things on our pate that we are juggling. Work and income during a pandemic, finances, family situations, relationships… everything. God is still in control. God still has them all in His hands. He is working it all out for His glory and our good.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 ESV
So, let’s not be discouraged. Let’s encourage one another and pray for and with one another. God is still in control.
“The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand” Isaiah 14:24 ESV
And the best part – oh how we can praise Him for this – Not only is He almighty God, but we can have a personal relationship with Him, and He care for our tiniest needs (as well as our big needs and all our needs in between).
If you don’t already, and today you would like to have a relationship with a God who can communicate with you and be part of your life (and protect you) – one who is full of mighty power and tender love, then please know that I have put the “A, B, C’s of Salvation” in my introduction. Please click here to follow the link.**
Thank you for reading ~ Grace be with you
Be healthy and blessed ~ I love you and love one another
Watch and Pray ~ Seek God & keep your eyes on Jesus!
Maranatha ~ Come Lord Jesus!