Peace Within Our Borders
Tomorrow is election day. We are all fearful tonight.
This morning as I studied God's names recorded in Scripture I read 1 Timothy 6:15,16. He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possessed immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
My study asked the question 'How does who He is meet our needs?' And 'How does this name of God dispel your fears?'
I had to think about it awhile. I looked up the biblical definition of sovereign and it means the full right and power of a governing body, power, the supreme authority and all things are under His control. I then wrote down God does all things according to His own good pleasure. That leads to trust. All is as it should be, even if I do not understand how what is going on is good. I know God is good, all the time; and I know God is in control of all that happens.
For the kingdom is the LORD'S and He rules over the nations.
That means whatever happens after tomorrow's election, there is a reason it has happened. It is His will. He is the only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
This has been an ugly election where people have been so hateful to each other. I don't see any good in it at all. But I know that He has this. God is good. He cannot do anything evil. He has heard my prayers. He has heard your prayers. And you and I may have been praying for different people to become President. He will do what is good. We can have trust in that.
I may not see the good in it. You may not either. Could it be to lead us in a particular direction, to perhaps give the people what they want, or even perhaps bring judgment on us? We do not know. I have no control over these things and I must trust in the One who does control them. If I can stay in this place where I am close to Him, trusting Him, submitting to Him; I will remain peaceful. I will not fear.
Yes, He is Sovereign.
If you call yourself a Christ follower, now is the time to act like one. We are citizens of heaven. First and foremost. We belong to the kingdom of God and that should be our focus. That is a weighty responsibility. We should represent it well. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, those who are gentle, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, those who are merciful, those who are pure in heart, those who are peacemakers, those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, those who are insulted and persecuted and have false kinds of evil said against them because of Christ. We are blessed and should rejoice and be glad because our reward in heaven is great.
We reflect Christ's image to the world. Let's shine brightly. Let's be kind. Let's be peaceful. With humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves. Let's trust our Lord and Savior with wherever we find ourselves in the days to come and reflect Him well to the world.
Pray the only Sovereign will make peace in our borders.