What Now?

Greetings In the Name of the Lord:

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT)
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

It is the day after the election, and like many of my friends I am disappointed at the results.  As I observe our nation I see people struggling to make ends meet, others who are content to live off the assistance of others, the sanctity of marriage challenged, and millions of babies each year who lose their lives under the pretense of personal choice.  As I see it there are a number of things we can do.  First, we can complain and gripe about our situation.  While this may relieve our frustration for the moment, it certainly won’t do anything to change our circumstances.  Second, we can argue with those with whom we disagree and cause our nation and communities to be even further divided than they are already.  Again, this won’t change anything, well not anything from a positive standpoint (it could make things worse).  Finally, we can commit our present circumstances to the only One who can really change anything.  In reality to put our hope in any man, Republican or Democrat is futile.  As General U.S. Grant, and later President Grant, once said, “Man proposes, but God disposes.”  We have done our civic duty by voting and letting our voice be heard.  Now it is time to raise our voices not at each other, or even at the politicians, but raise our voices to God and ask for his forgiveness and help in this desperate hour.  Remember that Scripture says, “If my people who are called by my name will humbles themselves and pray…”  It is now time to stop complaining and start praying, and the God who changes hearts and alters destinies has promised to hear us.

In Christ,

Pastor Mark

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