Friday, November 9, 2012

Election Results
By Shelly Burke, Editor

How do you feel about the election? Are you happy? Disappointed? Fearful of the future? I’ve always been humbled by how the words of the Bible apply to ANY situation and today I realized that that includes presidential elections.

Here is what I found:

God instructs us to pray for our leaders:
                “…I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions…”
                                1 Timothy 2:1-2

God does not want us to fear:
                “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love, and of a sound mind.”
                                2 Timothy 1:7

                “For the righteous…is not afraid of bad news: his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.”
                                Psalm 112:7

God wants us to be faithful to Him:
                “So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.”
                                Deuteronomy 5:32-33

“Blessed is man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him.”
                James 1:12

God hears our prayers—even if He does not answer them as we want them to be answered:
                “Give ear to my words, o Lord;
                consider my groaning.
                Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God,
for to You do I pray.”
                Psalm 5:1-2

God has a plan for those who love Him:
                “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, who God has prepared for those who love Him.”
                                1 Corinthians 2:9

                “And now, o Lord, for what do I wait? My hope in in You.”
                                Psalm 39:7

God gives us hope:
                “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may about in hope.”
                                Romans 15:13

I urge you to study these verses. They apply to the results of the election and to so many other circumstances.

Thank You, Lord, for Your wise words that we can depend on for guidance, direction, encouragement, and reassurance. Amen.

(I’m also blogging at
Today you can read my thoughts about this quote: “Enjoy the little things in life,
 for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”) 

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