We have very recently finished a great study on our country's election process, so last night we went to my parents' house to watch the presidential debate. Of course, both the participating candidates eloquently articulated their plans as well as the other's shortcomings, hoping to convince Americans they could empathize with our problems and make everything from energy to education all better. . . . .and in as little as 4 short years! (Although, I must admit, with our choices, it is beginning to seem like 4 long years. . . . .)
I am comforted, though, by a verse that I cross-stitched for my husband when I was but his fiancee. He has it hanging in his study and mentioned it the other day:
"Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God" (Psalm 20:7).
While, yes, we should make informed decisions and not neglect our invaluable right to vote (after much prayerful consideration, I may add), let us not make the mistake of putting our trust in economic plans, bigger government, or even tax cuts and the hope of conservative judicial appointments.
"It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes" (Psalm 118:8-9).
Another Scripture we often forget as we live in a democratic society should actually bring us great comfort when we are often tempted to complain about the state of Washington and the looming days ahead:
"The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes" (Proverbs 21:1).
Friends, this should bring us great comfort. Our Lord is in control! It is not Wall Street, Main Street, or even Pennsylvania Avenue. We serve an awesome King!!!
In the Heart of our Home,