I am sure there will be many posts on the election results. I, however, feel the need to record my thoughts for posterity (or at least clarity!). First of all, God has not abandoned us! He has not ignored the prayers of the faithful. I know my own heart, I have repented on behalf of the nation, but as the prophets of the Old Testament knew so well (not that I put myself on any kind of level with them) that a personal right relationship with God does not a godly nation make.
Second, using the nation of Israel as a model, they were forced to pay mightily for their choices against God but He still blessed the righteous within their ranks. He did not punish the innocent, and I have to believe that Jeremiah 29:11 was not defeated with John McCain. God can see the future (thank goodness!) and He uses EVERYTHING to bring glory to Himself- even this. I can begin to see that this may be an opportunity to allow America to suffer from her choices, fall into the pit, and begin to crave Him anew.
I refuse to believe that this is a situation without hope-Romans 8:28 is not a cliche! These old, favorite Scriptures are just as true now as they were during the difficult times they were written. Hebrews 13:8 is also comforting: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever!" No matter the political situation, the economic crisis, the lack of regard for His principles. He still loves everyone and is drawing us to Him. I don't want to stand in the way of God's plan, so I will continue to do what He has called me to. Although, honestly, I may take a few minutes to cry first...
I keep thinking of Sodom and Gomorrah and how God was 'searching' for the righteous. He wanted to spare the faithful. If He decides to unleash His wrath on our nation, may He spare the faithful.ReplyDelete
I agree with you Clare. I do believe America needs to mourn our loss, however I do not think we need to give up hope on our future. I don't think Obama is the anti-christ (at least I hope not!) and caused God to abandon America. We need to stay true to our beliefs and stand strong come what may and most of all PRAY!ReplyDelete
Clare, the most powerful weapon is prayer. And yes, God will spare His children. We need not be terrified, God has promised to be with us to the ends of the earth. This is a call to grow in our prayer life.ReplyDelete