If you live in North America and are anything like me then this upcoming election must make you feel challenged in many ways. It’s easy to feel stressed out over the barrage of unpleasant information coming from all sides. People trying to sway you in one direction over another. Agendas are strong, fears are high, and when fear exists and agendas persist, troubles follow. I find myself needing to stay on focus and I do this by remembering the importance of two things and two things only.
As much as we think we are in control, we are not, God is and always has been in charge. He chooses leaders good or bad for His purposes of which we do not understand but must trust. He is king and we are in His sovereignty and after election day this will not change. Sometimes we have a leader that seems to come from the devil more so than from God. It is in these moments in history when we have to trust God ever more to bring out the good and pray without ceasing. Prayer gives God, His angels, and Saints access to intercede in our lives without treading on our free will. Prayer is the balm that heals and soothes all ailments. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Matthew 21:22 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
One of the big questions today is was America founded as a Christian nation? There are varying opinions and interpretations on this subject and conversation is swirling about the next leadership revising parts of the U. S. Constitution. As Christians, we need to take this conversation seriously and consider our personal beliefs and compare it to Gods and then the world around us. Are we bold enough, is our faith strong enough, and can we stand up for what we truly deep down believe is right? Do we know what we truly deep down believe? or are we believing what the world tells us is right? We need to ask ourselves some very important questions before voting this election and we need to listen with our hearts. My prayer for all of you is that your decision is prayerfully discerned and brings you peace.
The USCCB has issued a comprehensive statement on the substantive implications of Catholic faith for the current election. It can be accessed at http://www.usccb.org/issues-…/faithful-citizenship/index.cfm
Many blessings and love~Dawn