Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Trust over Fret. Prayer over Despair

In this times of political uncertainty during which concerned citizens of this great United States nervously skip through political ads on TV and anxiously scroll down their Facebook and other social media accounts not really knowing what to say, do, comment or think…I have made a decision:

I will choose trust over fret and prayer over despair.

Regardless of who the president is, God already knows.  God is King, forever in His Throne. Our future is in His past. He is already there, and He knows how this story ends. And it doesn’t matter if I don’t know the details of what is about to unfold for us in this country, I trust the One who designed the plans and whose will puts it in motion.

I am hanging on to His Word. And even in the midst of this storm, I will continue to praise Him and rest in the confidence of His care, under the shadow of his wings.  

As I wait, I will cling to Scripture like this...take a minute to read it.  I pray it brings you comfort:

Psalm 103New International Version (NIV)

Of David.

Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
The Lord works righteousness
    and justice for all the oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses,
    his deeds to the people of Israel:
The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
    slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
    nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
    or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
    he remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of mortals is like grass,
    they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
    and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting
    the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
    and his righteousness with their children’s children
18 with those who keep his covenant
    and remember to obey his precepts.
19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
    and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Praise the Lord, you his angels,
    you mighty ones who do his bidding,
    who obey his word.
21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
    you his servants who do his will.
22 Praise the Lord, all his works
    everywhere in his dominion.
Praise the Lord, my soul.

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