Thursday, November 6, 2008

Renewed

I have to admit that I had a rough day yesterday, it was full of sadness, frustration, fear and plain old lack of faith.

I then went to prayer with a couple of friends who themselves, were struggling with outcome of the election. As we talked we started to encourage one another.

First of all, if we just step back and look, we would see the historic significance of what had just happened. Our great nation had elected the first black man in history to serve as president. I wish it would have been someone much more conservative, but there you go.

Next, we are on the cusp of an amazing change for the Church. I talked with several people of different denominations and they were all saying the same thing, it is so important for us to pray for those who need Christ.

Finally, let's make a difference in our own world while looking heavenward to the next.

So no matter what we may feel, think or believe about what has happened, we need to remember that God is in control and pray the prayer that never fails, "Thy will be done, on earth, as it is in Heaven".

3 comments:

Letters From Midlife said...

I had to fight those same feelings of doom and gloom. Today is better as I continue to focus on the Lord as King of Kings and ruler over all. I will pray for Obama and I will respect his office as well as the historical significance of this election, but like you, I wish I could see eye to eye with more of what he stands for.

Kelly said...

A good word, Gina. Our pastor talked a lot about this same thing yesterday at church, how we as the body need to rally together and pray for our country and the way things are headed. In the natural, things can seem scary. Our pastor was saying with the financial meltdown of late, our church and many others he knows of via his pastor friends are suffering from people giving less. It is all about trust really. WHI we put our trust in!

Kelly said...

Oops, I meant to say WHO!!