I’ve not disclosed much publically regardign this past election season. But, for either major party candidate, I was not a true fan. In such a situation, despair can ensue if things don’t go as you’re inclined. Much around the web in this season has been an encouragement to me.
First of all, the sovereign will of God is for His glory, not mine. My desires are not the same as the Lord’s. Furthermore, even the heart of the king “is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will” (Proverbs 21:1, ESV). So, regardless of who sits in the oval office, I can trust that the Lord of Creation is in control.
One thing that was very encouraging and convicting was this prayer that was formerly prayed at the opening of Parliament in Great Britian. My pastor also just posted this that is also convicting and encouraging. This seaons is also a time to remember Martin Luther’s first thesis nailed to the door at Wittenburg:
“When our Lord and master Jesus Christ said “Repent!”, he intended that the entire life of believers should be one of repentance.”
So, whoever you may be, of whatever political and theological stripes, pray for our President elect. Great issues and complexities are his to inherit in a few months. Pray that the will of God be done through this man, whom God has appointed. And while on the topic of prayer, check this out. It would truly be a great resource and encouragement with respect to prayer.
[EDITED 5 Nov 2008 7:10 PM EDT]
A few other encouraging things on the election. John Piper on some election issues and how Christians could respond. Follow that with a response from Justin Taylor. Good and encouraging, discourse generating stuff on both.
Solo Deo Gloria,