The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. – 1 Peter 3:12
The battle for the White House continues and hope is very much alive. God is revealing so many frauds and providing opportunities for us to "clean up the swamp" in states as well as D.C. Trump is the man for this job because he doesn't give in or give up. He has always continued to fight in the face of difficulty.
I heard something this morning that resonated in my heart and mind. "We hit the beaches November 3rd. That was our spiritual Normandy. We hit the beaches. We are moving inland. Are we taking some hits? Yeah, we’re taking some hits. But guess what? We’re gonna overcome it.”
That’s the hope and courage that comes from placing our trust in the Lord Jesus Christ!
A NATION IN NEED
Is America divided because the nation has turned its back on God? Is the current uncertainty a test of America’s faith and patience in order to bring restoration? Perhaps. Even if that is not the case, it is essential for God’s people to keep in a close relationship with the Father. As 1 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people who are called by my name 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.”
There is one source of true healing.
Hosea 6:1 – Come, let us return to the Lord, for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.
After the death of King Jeroboam II, Israel declined rapidly and everywhere anarchy prevailed. Hosea’s prophecies focused on that nation’s moral waywardness and her breach of the covenantal relationship with the Lord. Judgment was imminent.
In today’s verse, Hosea was pleading with the nation to be restored. “Come and return,” he says. Yes, things had been very difficult for them, but God who allowed those things stood ready to forgive them and grant them a new beginning. The Lord chastised them, but as a loving parent, he remained ready to be restored to them. Today as it was then, He is ever full of grace and love for His people. God is a Righteous Judge, but He is also our Redeemer.
Lord Jesus, our hearts grieve for our nation as we see its divisions and its misdirections as well as the lies, the deceit, and the evil that is roaming freely in our land. Your Word has given us the prescription for healing in 2 Chronicles 4:17. Lord, if there is anything between us and You that needs our repentance, we ask your forgiveness now so that we might keep a clean slate between us. We love our fellowship with You and detest anything that separates us.
Lord we pray
- For God to be at work in and through those counting ballots.
- For the results to be finalized with transparency, truth, and honesty.
- For wisdom and guidance for the president as he continues to lead the nation through the uncertainty as states finish counting ballots.
- For patience and encouragement as we wait
- Against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places
- Against discouragement and depression that is so easy to fall into when battles drag on
In the midst of the confusion and strife we are seeing many victories already and are thankful for your hand in these.
-We are grateful that Tarrant County held every lection except two constables. Keep Tarrant Red was successful!
-We are thankful that Texas also pushed back and showed everyone that we are still a Republican stronghold. No major losses and several gains.
-We are very, very thankful that Congressman Chip Roy bested abortion queen Wendy Davis. How many lives are potentially saved in that race alone?
-We are thankful for the new amendment to Louisiana’s constitution that says there no guarantee of the right to abortion or the right to funding for abortions. Woo Hoo! This strengthens the “trigger” law they already have in place that would immediately outlaw abortion in LA if/when Roe v Wade is overturned.
The earthly battles are not over but God is still on the throne and He reigns supreme. We can never stop reminding ourselves of his sovereignty nor his goodness and provision. He loves His children and will never forsake them.
We praise you Lord for who you are yesterday, today, and tomorrow. We are in awe of your wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth which are infinite, eternal, and unchangeable. Have mercy on us and our country.
In your precious son Jesus' name, Amen.
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Lifting our elections up to the Lord helps all of us keep the focus on the most important topics as well as softens our hearts to love everyone, even those with whom we may disagree. Believing differently shouldn't stop us from sharing God's love and His Word with others.