Thoughts, Questions, Prayer and the Electoral Process

What was my prayer life like before the election?
Will my prayer life be different after the election?

We have an unusual privilege in our country to both vote for and pray for our leaders.  Scripture commands us to pray for them (1 Timothy 2:1-4)–even in situations where people can’t vote for them.

So will my prayer life for my country and my president be different tomorrow?

This electoral season (that seems to have gone on forever) has been very contentious.  There have been positions by the various candidates that were very different.  There was much promised.  There was a lot of rhetoric.

Now–as we move forward how will we respond?
Will our faith in God be different?

For me, this election and my own resent study of the Minor Prophets have reminded me that God is sovereign.  He is in control.  His ways are not like mine.  His plan is bigger and more comprehensive than I can understand.  And His goals are much greater than mine.  God’s focus is His glory.  How He brings Himself glory may be different and even strange to my eyes.

How wonderfully comforting to simply truth God.
How difficult to simply trust God and His timetable.

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