Monday, November 05, 2012

Thoughts For Today -- Letting Go

It is only one day until the national and state elections. I am something of a political junkie. I take being informed and voting seriously. And I admit to sometimes having strong opinions and carrying around too much anxiety about voting outcomes. I worry about my local district, my state and my country.


I believe in the sovereignty of God. He is in control. However, I know that he did not fashion puppets when he created human-beings and that throughout history mankind has gone astray, standing willfully against their Creator. So, I know we can get "it" wrong.

However, even when we make mistakes God is with us. He does not abandon us. And he can bring goodness even from what was intended for evil.

And so I am doing my best to release my angst to him. The outcome of this election is not up to me. I've done all that I feel I've been asked to do. And though in speaking out I've tried to remain respectful, I have been unfriended by some. That makes me kind of sad. But God never said, obedience would be easy or even pleasant.

Whomever wins the presidential election, I look forward to moving beyond these days and serving God wherever and however he directs me.

Please pray for one another. Pray for the candidates. And pray for our country.

Grace and peace to you from God,



  1. Anonymous11:50 AM

    This is so true. Thanks for sharing these thoughts today. Much prayer is needed for our country and our leaders. My scripture reading for the day was Proverbs 21:30-31 - "There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord. The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord." It is hard to let go sometimes, but we definitely have to do our part and leave the rest up to God.

  2. Amen!

    Thank you for the scripture.

    Grace and peace to you.

  3. tomorrow is comin', but it won't be the end! That's guaranteed--but ohhh, wouldn't it be somethin' if the Lord came again, instead! <3 But if He tarries, okay then. We'll still stay on our knees.

  4. Patti, it would "really be somethin'" if he comes soon. What an amazing blessing to be "the" generation.

    Hugs to you.

  5. I worry too, Bonnie, and have to remind myself that no matter what happens, God is still on the throne. I pray Proverbs 3 for the candidates and elected officials a lot!

  6. Amen Tammy. I love Proverbs 3. And thank you for the reminder -- God IS still on the throne.

    Blessings to you.