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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

How Do I Respond?

I’m struggling this morning. I can’t say that I didn’t expect the result of yesterday’s election; but I was holding out hope. I’ve resigned myself to the reality and to God’s Sovereignty in the whole thing. Yet I’m also more than a bit disappointed and frustrated. And that disappointment vs. acceptance battle is at the heart of my dilema.

On the one hand, I simply cannot believe that Americans are dumb enough to put a child-hating, pro-death, anti-family, anti-2nd Amendment, in many ways anti-God man like this in office. My heart truly weeps.

On the other hand, I am reminded that God is still on His throne, still has a plan, and if he can give Israel the godless kings they often had, who are we to expect better.

Since I have no wise insights, I’ll simply pass on two links that define the essence of my struggle. I find myself in agreement with both of these articles, hence my battle.

And here’s one more that sort of brings them both together

Other than that, let’s just pray: May God Have Mercy on This Great Land


Frances Clements said...

I agree with these and especially liked the Big Picture one.

My prayer is that we be energized by election. We have relied on the government for too long. We have been expecting others to fix the moral decay in this country. Now maybe we will finally be motivated to get off our anatomy and get busy. Maybe now we will be willing to go outside our comfort zones. Maybe now we will be willing to go public with our faith. Maybe now we will be willing to take stands against evil outside the walls of our homes and church buildings.

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Frances Clements said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for thinking of me.