Election Day 2012


Choose not to be anxious today. About anything. But bring every aspect of the day — and of the elections — before God in prayer. Do not worry, but pray with thanksgiving in your heart, because that is God’s will for you.

Pray continually with earnest pleading and thanksgiving, according to the Holy Spirit’s leading. And trust God to answer in His perfect way.

Do not place your hopes in a man, some human who is destined to fail. After all, the day he dies — or leaves office — his plans are done. He is finished.

So do not trust in man, but trust in the great unchanging I Am, whose purposes and ways are beyond human comprehension. Trust in the One who has all authority in heaven and in earth.

Be still, and rest in the knowledge that He alone is God. He alone guides the course of a country, and the heart of a man.

He alone rules over all.




Paraphrased from Psalm 20:7; Psalm 46:10; Psalm 146:3-4; Isaiah 55:8-9; Ephesians 6:14-18; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:18

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8 thoughts on “Election Day 2012

  1. Oh what a wonderful post! Yes, a thousand times yes! Would that every American thought about election day like this. Thank you so much for this peace. I needed the reminder today. (And thanks for linking up with NOBH!) Smiles –

    1. Thank you Amy!

  2. Love this post. You know – four years ago I was a ball of very angry nerves. This morning, I woke up with complete peace – I believe it’s because during the last 4 years, I had the reality check that this world is not my home. God is in control and nothing – not even the election results – take Him by surprise. I voted – which means that did what I could to decide the course of our country – but beyond that, I have become more aware that people matter, people are eternal, no matter what the political outcome of today’s elections.

    1. That’s wonderful, Carrie. I’m so thankful that none of this ever takes God by surprise! And, that He will continue to advance His kingdom in men’s hearts, no matter who is President.

  3. You are so right. My son said this morning, “So, we’ll wake up tomorrow morning and…” he trailed off, and I finished it with, “…we’ll know whether or not we’re moving to Canada!” I immediately told him I was just kidding, but I think even my attempt at humor was a reaction to the election anxiety all around. Thanks for a good reminder.

    And thanks for stopping by my blog today, as well.

  4. Praise the Lord!!! Those are the exact words I needed to hear/read. Now praying a little differently. Thanks!!!!

    1. So grateful to hear that, Kathy. Thanks!

  5. […] But no matter what direction our country heads — whether we agree with its leaders or not – God is still our only true Hope! […]

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