Sunday, November 11, 2012

Election Year Thoughts

The Holy Spirit depicted as a dove, surrounded...
The Holy Spirit depicted as a dove, surrounded by angels, by Giaquinto, 1750s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 Do not put your trust in princes,
    in human beings, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
    on that very day their plans come to nothing.

Psalm 146:3-4

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          Just a thought I've been pondering over the past few days.  For the most part we trust in people everyday for our basic survival and provision.  We trust that the airplane pilot or the bus driver will get us to our destination safely.  We trust that the people who packaged our medicine or food products did so according to industry standards.  We trust that the drivers around us on the freeway can drive at least as good as we can if not better.

           We'd be greatly distracted and probably go nuts if we didn't have a basic trust in everyday things.  However when it comes to world leaders and the powers that affect our destinies our concerns can blow up to much bigger proportions.   It can be difficult to know which promises are true and who will truly take us along the path that will be best for all concerned.  Feelings of depression can even set upon us if we worry about it all too much.

          The bottom line is to participate if you can and want to, but don't let the process consume your thinking.  This is all a temporary situation.  Whether times here on Earth be good, bad, or miserable, there is always our promise of something better to come.  Trust in that hope and not in the words of politicians who may or may not be sincere or working in our best interests.  

            There's not much you can do about yesterday or today, but you can at least plan for tomorrow.  And the long range plans don't include politics.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

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  1. Love the last paragraph. something to remember.

  2. Sometimes, it's only by believing that God IS in control that I can cope with the way the world seems to be going at the moment!

    Thanks for the verses, Arlee!

  3. So true. There is a badge floating around facebook that reads, No matter who's in the White House...Christ is still on the throne. Love it.

  4. Your election year thoughts were very well put. "Do not put your trust in princes" is a thought worth hanging on to.


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