Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Now What Do WE Do?

My teens were in tears this morning. As one said, "I have to grow up in this world and this is scary." So what do we who were not so excited about the election results do now? We pray.
We told our girls that our hope is not in men but in God. We told them that as believers it is our duty to uphold our leaders in prayer and treat their office and appointment with respect.
We held our first family prayer this morning in a group hug. We prayed for President Elect Obama and his family. We prayed for our country and our people.

I had wondered how I would feel this morning when I realized my hopes were dashed in the early hours of the evening last night. God showed up big for me. I am not deluged with fear or anxiety. MY mind began to hum well loved hymns. It Is Well With My Soul, Great is Thy Faithfulness oh God my Father,...and my heart really did rest on the everlasting arms. My hope is not in the office of president, or the congress, or even this great country. "My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus name, On Christ the SOLID ROCK I stand all other ground is sinking sand."

It is a historical moment the first black American has been elected. Now what we do is gather together as a people and work hard. I am glad that the campaigning has ended it was very tiresome in the end. I am grateful that it was a clear and decisive win, so there is no haggling over vote counts and vote dibbits and any other such thing. I do wonder however why it doesn't take a photo ID card to PROVE you are who you say you are to vote. Isn't that odd? You need proof for everything else.

So it is onward and forward into a new world and regardless of what comes it will be well with my soul. "When Peace Like a River attendeth my way,....."

12 comments:

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I'm 43 years old and I still get asked to show a driver's license when I purchase wine.

I've never understood that "no photo Id required" thing with the voting.

Angela said...

"So what do we who were not so excited about the election results do now? We pray."
amen amen amen. Your post was a blessing to read tonight and evidence that keeping our eyes on Jesus SURE makes a difference when things turn out differently than what we were hoping..
God bless and will be praying for America. Please pray for Canada.
Angela

Flea said...

Thank you for listing your hymns. I needed to hear that today. :)

Email me about the granddaughters. We'll talk. How old are they? You'll need to send me fabric.
fleabyte@gmail.com

Debbie in CA : ) said...

YES! Sweet Sister! We pray! I tossed upon my bed last night and prayed without ceasing . . . 'til I nodded off. I awoke . . . wondered . . . prayed . . . rested again. I awoke this morning to a joyful heart that tidied my cottage, cooked a bubbling stew, baked some yummy molasses bars, blogged a bit, prayed some more, and felt WONDERFUL! Last night I thought I lost something. This morning God reminded me I was looking in the wrong place AGAIN! Will I ever learn??? : )

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I could not agree more ... and in ga you have to produce photo id to vote.

noble pig said...

Somehow we will survive.

Becky said...

Thank you so much for your encouragement. God IS control He knows what He is doing even if we don't. Your post was enlightening and brought joy to my heart. I hope your girls are ok now. They have a great mom :-)

Heidi said...

Amen my friend! Its a sad thing that illegal immigrants can get a drivers lisence and claim to be citizens. They need NO OTHER PROOF that they are here legaly. When I worked for the county, as a welfare worker, I saw ALL the time that immigrants, not citizens, immigrants had a dl just like mine. No poll worker is going to know if they are here legaglly or not.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Exactly. Great and encouraging post. I got the same results as you with our prayer.

I guess we just need to keep it up!

Coffee Bean said...

Well said my friend!

Karen said...

We've been praying for Obama as well. It's the most we can do for him, and our country.

Life with Kaishon said...

I am filled with hope! I believe the President elect is a Christian and I pray he will be used by God during these difficult times.