Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's Over

I didn't vote for Obama, but in January he will become the leader of my country. This is not the first time I've been disappointed with election results, but this time I am choosing a different reaction. As my friend Sandy brought up in our community group on Sunday evening, we must realize that God uses all sorts of men, even those who do not follow hard after Him, to both discipline and protect His people (some biblical examples are King Ahasuerus, King Darius, and King Cyrus), and a "king's heart is but a stream of water in the hand of the Lord" (Proverbs 21:1).

So as for me, I will praise the Lord for the great thing He has done, saying:

"Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
to whom belong wisdom and might.
He changes times and seasons;
he removes kings and sets up kings;
he gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to those who have understanding;
he reveals deep and hidden things;
he knows what is in the darkness,
and the light dwells with him.
To you, O God of my fathers,
I give thanks and praise." Daniel 2:20-23a

May we take very seriously the admonition of 1 Peter 2:13-17 and 1 Timothy 2:1-2 to give honor and respect to our authorities and diligently pray for them, whether or not we happened to vote for them. And may America bless God.


Monica said...

My children are sorely disappointed in the results. They woke up this morning chanting "John McCain. John McCain." Then I told them the news.

This will be a good time for us all to pray for our leaders and live life joyfully know that God is at work.

Sheaffer, Chris, Scout, and baby Carter said...

Hope you don't mind that I stole this and posted it on my blog. I of course gave credit where credit is due! :)

AnneMarie said...

great point... I need to blog about my feelings.. I have not for so many reasons.. I need to for posterity sake...