Wednesday, November 7, 2012

So How Do you Feel About the Election?

So how do you feel about the election?

This is the day we'll walk in your shoes.

I must admit, I am disappointed.

To me the next four years will be a difficult road. 

The president may do a lot of bad things or maybe great and wonderful things. I don't have a crystal ball, and God has not made me privy to the next four years.

What I do know is, whether my choice of president won or not:

The political commercials have ended.

We had the freedom to vote

We had the freedom to talk with others about the election

We had the freedom to like or dislike the winner

We have the obligation to respect the winner 
(Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.)

God will guide the hand of the president for His overall plan.

God never promised us a rose garden on earth.

May God bless our country and those who live in it.

Your turn reader, you have an advantage, you know the results. What are your thoughts?


Janice said...

This morning after seeing the blaring news I formed the question internally, "Don't You care about us anymore, God?" I felt Him saying, "I do. I gave you heaven."

That immediately gave me reason to be joyful for today. I do not put my hope in elected officials. I put my hope in what the good Lord will do in His time and in His way.

Mary Vee Writer said...

God does care, you're right, Janice.

It doesn't mean things will go our way, it does mean the end result will be great.

Hold your faith.

Unknown said...

Great stuff, Mary! I woke up today thinking, even though half our country is happy and half our country is sad, we ALL have the opportunity to do so without violence and fear...and that's huge. And at the end of the day, God is so much bigger than it all...that comforts me big-time. :)

Heather Marsten said...

I am disappointed in the election, but I also know that God knows best - He removes kings and raises up kings - No matter what happens here on earth, our Kingdom is the Heavenly Kingdom and we are God's ambassadors. We do His work no matter who is in Washington D.C.

Daniel 2:20-23

Daniel answered and said:

“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
For wisdom and might are His.
21 And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have understanding.
22 He reveals deep and secret things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And light dwells with Him.
23 “I thank You and praise You,
O God of my fathers;
You have given me wisdom and might,
And have now made known to me what we asked of You,
For You have made known to us the king’s demand.”

Mary Vee Writer said...

I think God has a secret stash of coco for the chilling moments that disturb us. He really does love us and wants to help us through the rough times.

Mary Vee Writer said...

Thank you for including that particular passage. You probably recall Daniel's situation when that was written. God's Word is for all time.

Beth Steury said...

My facebook status from earlier today: Many of us are deeply disappointed in the result of yesterday's election. But now is NOT the time to wallow in defeat. If you are a Christian, you serve a GOD who cannot be defeated or crushed or lessened in anyway by the outcome of a political election! It's time for us to re-align our agenda with HIS. It's time for us to seek HIS WORD to get our marching orders--after all we are soldiers in the LORD's ARMY.

Turn your disappointment into action. Would GOD have us lay down our weapons and simply give up? Absolutely not! "Seek first HIS KINGDOM and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS..." HE has not abandoned us. Let's not abandon HIM.

"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 NIV

What more do we need to know than that?

Mary Vee Writer said...

Good message, Beth.