The day after..

If you are anything like me you watched as the different news outlets described the presidential election minute by minute into the wee hours of the morning. I may or may not have fell asleep around 2:00AM. 

I have friends, family, and acquaintances on both sides of the aisle and that is at the forefront of this post. 

I posted to social media the following: 

“This election isn’t about two people; it has turned out to be a cultural shift from the current direction of our nation” 

The nation has spoken out against the current political, racial, economical divisiveness that is prevalent throughout both political parties. 

There are many who have taken to social media, vocalizing fear, anger, and hopelessness because of the outcome of the election. I write to share with you this: despite who is in office, God is in control. 

He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars. Daniel 2:22

1. God knew the outcome of the election before we did.

This allows us to rest in His wisdom and plan for His creation. Does this make it easier to swallow? No, but it takes the weight of anxiety and worry about tomorrow. 

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

2. Peace is only found at the feet of our Heavenly Father. 

DO NOT place your hope in a person to solve our nation’s problems.. 

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

3. Let us heed the call to pray for our President elect, our leaders, and our nation.

Prayer works. Prayer places us in the hands of God, leaning on Him for the healing of our nation. 

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior.. 1 Timothy 2:1-3
Love God Love People

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