God Is in Control Today and He Will Still Be in Control After the Election
At a meeting at the beginning of the week with the ministry team I'm part of, and love to serve alongside, we shared what was going on in our lives. One man and his wife recently saw their only daughter and her new husband move 5,000 miles away. Another man lost the dog that was like a child to him and his wife, while one woman is in a hectic work season. A young, newly-married couple is dealing with the rigors and demands of veterinary school, while another couple is grappling with a different set of demands that come with married life.
The leader of our team reminded us of the apostle Paul's words to the church at Philippi:
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:4-8 (ESV)
Take joy. Be encouraged. Don't despair. And never give up.
My prayer for all of us is that we can remember that God is in control today, that He will still be in control after the election, and that He is in control for eternity. May He give us all that peace that goes beyond our comprehension throughout this election season and in the years to come.
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