Today my grandson, Brycen, is staying with me because he is a bit under the weather. He was asking me what we were going to do and I told him we had to stay home today because the blind guy was coming. He said, “You’re having a blind guy come over?” Then he started asking how he was going to drive here if he was blind. I had to explain…I am having a guy come that sells blinds, he’s not blind! This past weekend a friend called and asked what we were doing and I told her not much. I said, “I had a cyst removed on my leg Friday so I’m not supposed to be doing much for a couple of days.” She replied, “You helped your sister move?” We both had a good laugh when I explained what I had really said. Too funny!
There are many times that we say things that make perfect sense to us but when spoken out loud are either misheard or misunderstood and their true meaning is totally lost. I giggle when I think about it. Perhaps a few politicians who didn’t keep their promises from the last election might use the argument, “You misunderstood or misheard what I said. I didn’t say I wouldn’t …”
Speaking of the election, I have talked to many who are distraught over the results. Call me a hopeless optimist, but I just can’t seem to muster up fear and trembling because of the outcome. Nor will you see me walking around exclaiming the world is coming to an end. It just isn’t in me. Even if the world is coming to an end, what’s the worst that could happen? I die and go to heaven? I just can’t get too upset about that. I believe wholeheartedly in a God who can so why would I believe He won’t or fear He can’t? Before the election, many were claiming His promise in 2Chronicles 7:14 that says, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” What promise in that verse changed since November 6?
I know many of you also believe and trust in God like I do. However, it concerns me to see so many Christians feeling hopeless about our future with the latest election results. As Christians, we are not a people without hope. As far as I am concerned, God is still in control no matter who the president might be! Our hope is in God not in a man, is it not?
Don’t get me wrong. I do feel a permeating evil in the air when our Christian values are voted out more and more in each election. I grieve when I see freedoms slipping away one by one as well. I agree something has to change. We can no longer live as usual as I feel our Christian morals are under attack more than ever. I hope the passion exhibited during this election will carry over into a strong passion to be more vigilant about our faith in the days ahead. I feel God is calling us to pray harder, work unceasingly for the Kingdom and EVANGELIZE more than ever before! If we want to change our moral culture in America it is going to start within the hearts of each person. God may not always answer our prayers how we thought He needed to but He is still God! Nothing has changed!
God’s Word gives us many promises of hope:
Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
Proverbs 1:33 But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
Can God’s message be any more clear? Focus. We serve a God that we can trust in ALL things, at ALL times and He is here for ALL of us if we would just call upon His name! Don’t live in fear; rather, rejoice as children of the King with hope! Have a blessed week and don’t forget…go be a blessing!