As I continue to pray for God’s grace and mercy and guidance for our nation on this election day, I must remind myself of some truths.
- God will not be dethroned.
- God’s truth will outlive and outshine any lie.
- God did not promise me a life without trial and persecution, but He did promise His continual presence with me and His victory over the world. (John 16:33)
- Though I may grieve and worry over the evil that abounds, God does not fret. He knows the end game.
- I can trust my Father.
- God’s blessing is not evidenced in worldly wealth and power but in the richness of relationship with Him. (Romans 11:33)
- Darkness cannot quench light. (John 12:46)
- God knows His children. He will keep them, and He will refine them. (Isaiah 48:10)
- God hears the cry of His children.
I have one goal – God’s glory.
I have one task – carry His light.
I have one purpose – live for Jesus!
A prayer prayed by Pope Clement for the Corinthian governmental leaders during the early years of the church bears repeating today.
Grant to them Lord, health, peace, concord, and stability, so that they may exercise without offense the sovereignty that You have given them. Master, heavenly King of the ages, You give glory, honor, and power over the things of earth to the sons of men. Direct, Lord, their counsel, following what is pleasing and acceptable in Your sight, so that by exercising with devotion and in peace and gentleness the power that You have given to them, they may find favor in You. Amen. (cited on Nathan Roach’s Blog)
Jude 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
Photo – Promise, Beth Mims