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The Morning After the Election 2020

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THE MORNING AFTER THE BALLOTS WERE TALLIED, the sun came up, the birds started singing, morning coffee was made, breakfasts were consumed, and families were late to church again. People went deer hunting, or to their friend’s homes or to a million other places. A dog barked somewhere off in the distance. Life went on.

As usual.

Why? Because God is still on the throne, in control, large and in charge. Nothing escaped his gaze; he holds all things together.

Many felt great elation while others profound disappointment over who God put into office and who he didn’t. Remember this: “It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.” (Psalm 75:7) Whomever got elected was God’s man or woman.

Thank Him. Praise Him. Our God knows what he is doing.

“But, our country will become a disaster! All of society torn asunder!” Maybe. Maybe not. Remember this: “When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other.” (Ecclesiastes 7:14)

Thank Him. Praise Him. Our God knows what he is doing.

Trust Him. Move forward and leave behind bitterness and unforgiveness knowing that our Lord Jesus, who is God, superintends everything that happens in this life, in this country and in this world. “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16)

Thank Him. Praise Him. Our God knows what he is doing.

Though our God is all-powerful, we are not powerless. We are not bereft of influence. When change needs to be made, we do not need to petition or protest to be heard, nor are we reduced to throwing rocks and insults. No, we can pray. You, dear believer, have the ear of the King of kings and Lord of lords, who cares and answers when we call. Remember this: “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” (James 5:16)

Thank Him. Praise Him. Our God knows what he is doing.

“No calamity will ever bring only evil to us, if we will immediately take it in fervent prayer to God. Even as we take shelter beneath a tree during a downpour of rain, we may unexpectedly find fruit on its branches. And when we flee to God, taking refuge beneath the shadow of His wing, we will always find more in Him than we have ever before seen or known.” (Nathaniel William Taylor, 1786-1858)

Our Redeemer lives. Serve Him. Love your neighbor as yourself. Reflect Jesus in everything you do. Remember this: “Some trust in [Republicans] and some in [Democrats], but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.” (Psalm 20:7)

Thank Him. Praise Him. Our God knows what he is doing.

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