So I've been surfing for about an hour and a half now on this post-election morning and all I see is fear for our country.
Let me lay a few things down here that are running round my skull.
For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! plans to give you a future full of hope. Jeremiah 29:11
We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not;
In all your ways be mindful of Him, and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil. Matthew 6:34
Anyone remember Jacob? Jacob was a theif who swindled his brother twice. A scoundrel of the worst ilk.....And God made him Father of all Israel. Father of God's own chosen people.
Saul was a man who persecuted, tortured, and jailed Christ's followers....who later became one of Jesus' Apostles.
There's this doctor, who made his living performing abortions......and then became a great asset to the pro-life movement by sharing his experiences...and his conversion.
Now, anyone who's spent anytime on this blog will know that President-elect Obama makes my skin crawl right off my bones. This would be a good thing if it took the fat too, but since it doesn't I am determined to buckle down and support our nation and the office of President...even if I don't care for the person who's President.
Our job is to support our new leader and not allow hate-speech to tear apart our nation. Now, I will say this is hard for me. Even saying his name is hard for me, as I want to call him everything but a child of God. However, a child of God he is, and my President-elect.
I will pray for him and every decision he and his cabinet make during this term. We know that God can use any person to achieve great things in this world. And he's frequently used the lowliest of scum to bring them about. So please, in the midst of the fearful doom and gloom that you feel. Remember Who is in charge here and What He can accomplish, if only we ask.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which one of you would hand his son a stone when he asks for a loaf of bread, or a snake when he asks for a fish? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. Matthew 7:7-11