Stop Worrying. Start Praying.

Nov 7th, 2012

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Stop Worrying. Start Praying.

I think I saw every wide range of negative emotion possible yesterday on facebook on my newsfeed as the election results rolled in. Anger. Despair. Uncertainty. Frustration. Annoyance. Outrage. Resentment. Hopelessness. For those of us concerned about Obama’s character, economic plans, foreign policies, and so much more– maybe these emotions are justified and expected.

I heard people say they wanted to leave the country. I heard others say “Come Lord Jesus!”. I heard some say God’s judgement on our nation is imminent. Some said their future is now completely ruined. My Believer friends– can we stop the shock and allow this news to be framed with a Godly perspective?

As I was reading my Bible this morning I stumbled upon a verse that shouted into my soul with tremendous hope and truth.

John 21:25

25 Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.

Stop for a minute and think on that. Scholars presume Jesus was about 33 years when he died, and yet, the Bible tells us He did so much during His few years on earth– that the whole world would not have enough room for the books that could be written. In light of uncertainty and situations that seem gloomy, can we just pause and remember just how BIG our God is?

He moves mountains! Calms winds! Heals the lame! Makes the blind see! Calls the dead to get up! Casts out demons! 

Christian brothers and sisters, we know how this story ends! Our king wins! Our king wins! He still sits on His throne today, in complete control, as much as He did yesterday. And the beautiful thing is, as children of the King, we have the right, the responsibility and the privilege to approach Him and petition Him on behalf of our country. Pray for mercy! Pray hearts would change! Pray our nation would repent!

God is big enough to change the hearts of kings! (Proverbs 21:1)

Let’s stop wasting brain cells with worry, whining, and contingency plans– and instead continue to pray God would heal our land.


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