When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…
“Know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. He is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!”
So I had my little rant earlier this week in the disappointment of the election. I had to get it out. I know God is in charge, He is sovereign, He is King. I take great comfort in that. It makes the whole mess of the world much easier to take. 🙂
Phillips Craig and Dean put it perfectly in their song “You Are God Alone”
As of late I think that the citizens of the USA are like the Israelites wandering around the desert. Even though God is providing for them daily, they cannot seem to put their faith in Him fully and are quick to run for other answers. I believe that this election is going to teach 2 different sides of the country 2 different things. 1…those who refuse to believe in Him and see Him in their lives and ignore His ways will quickly or eventually come to realize how much they are wasting without Him. 2…those who love the Lord their God with all their hearts and souls and mind will lay all their trust on Him in the times to come and not rely on the government (some rely on government the same way the people of Israel relied on Moses. God is our only hope…our only answer…our only strength.
I am going to still talk about issues of the election because I still think they are important…crucial even. If we can continue to pray for our leaders it is still possible to see some kind of change. I pray that our leaders hearts may break for the Lord, that they may be convicted and that they may use their voice for good.
In terms of war….I want to be defended. I know the sacrifice these men and women make and I am indebted to them. They want our country defended, too, that is why they (mostly) do what they do.
In terms of the poor…I heartily agree that we need to help anyone who is without money or food or love…but I do NOT agree that we need to give handouts to those who use them for things that don’t help them get ahead in life. I see so many people work SO hard to support themselves and their family. Sadly, I also see a lot of people that wait for the free money and waste it on frivolous or illegal items.
In terms of abortion…I hate it. I believe fully that it is murder. Even taking that MAJOR point aside…if you don’t want me to tell you not to have sex, then do not even try to tell me you want my tax dollars to go toward your abortion.
In terms of children…I want my children to love all people despite their beliefs. I want my children to stand up for their own beliefs. I do not want my children to bully or be bullied for believing what they believe. I think that is soon to go away. They are already expected to be tolerant while there is no expectation of others to be tolerant of them.
That is shorter and sweeter than my rant.
Keep praying…keep hoping…keep believing that God is God Alone.