I have been fighting a feeling of restlessness these days with our presidential elections here in the USA. I don't feel comfortable with any of the candidates, which made for the most difficult decision I've ever had to make when voting. Although I am a very prayerful man, I believe that our flawed human nature can cause anyone to make a wrong decision. Therefore, I've been praying that the Lord will work through the heart and mind of whomever gets elected, so that His will, not ours, will be done. I also found the following scriptures very helpful, no matter whom your candidate is:
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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
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But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."
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Jesus told him, "Don't be afraid; just believe."
These scriptures are applicable to any restless situation, so I hope you find them as comforting as me. Anyway, I want to thank all my followers, as well as everyone that takes the time to leave a comment. May the peace of the Lord be with you.
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I couldn't vote, because am still a Dutch citizen, but if I had I would have voted for the principles they stood for, not the person. If you made a mistake it is because we can't always see what God has in mind, while He sees the future:) Wishing you the comfort that God gives.
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As I write we now know who is the President elect,
People may say that because you are British it has
nothing to do with you, but that is wrong, it has
everything to do with me,
I am truly worried now as there is a sabre rattling,
ego-maniac in the Kremlin, a loose cannon to take
of the control of the White House....Lord know where
that will lead.
I truly thank God we a rational and wise Prime
Minster in Teresa May.
However we need to be united in the pursuit of peace
but, after listening to the rants of Mr Trump,
I am seriously frightened!
Blessings to you my friend, and,
HappyBirthday, have a lovely day.
love Di, xxx
Yes, about all we can do at the moment is pray and trust that it will work out for the highest good of all ~
Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^
I really like your train art work this week. Lucky, Mike!
Have a nice weekend.
It's always such a blessing to see your art linked to our challenges. Your talents are amazing, and in addition to that, I appreciate your heart for the Lord. I agree with you that we didn't have two fabulous candidates for our presidential election. The verses that I tend to lean on in this situation are:
Romans 13:1 - Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers: for there is no power but of GOd: the powers that be are ordained of God. (so, even if they don't "please" Him, He has ordained them.)
Daniel 2:21 - And He changeth the times and the seasons, He removeth kings, and setteth up kings. He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding".
1 Corinthians 2:5 - That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God".
I don't place my faith in men (or women for that matter) because they WILL disappoint us every time. Because we are sinful humans, we fail people; just as our appointed official have done and will continue to do. But regardless of any political race or outcome, our sovereign, holy God remains forever on His throne. He alone will sustain us through the storm to come, and in His perfect time, He will take us to our eternal home. Praise God this earth is NOT our home. But while we're here, we have to support and pray for the authorities over us. We have nothing to fear when our hearts and minds are fixed on His ability to sustain us.
Again, I thank you so much for sharing your art, and your heart, with us at WAW. I appreciate you so much, and I pray that you will find a renewed strength and peace as our country moves forward under the changes ahead. We serve an AWESOME God, and He will forever be in control of our country, our world, and our eternal destiny.
Your artwork and words are always a comfort.
Blessings to you and yours :D