Post-Debate Thoughts: Stew or Supplicate

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First of all, I only watched the first question and the subsequent response by both candidates.  We all knew what the outcome would be.  Therefore, I chose to sleep rather than stew; to pray rather than boil and worry.

The need of the hour will not be found in the White House.  There is only one remedy for the ills of this nation and the world. There is only one cure for all mankind since the fall in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3).  That cure is only and always the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ: For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).  For an expansive look at why the gospel is the answer, please check out fivequestions.

Also, no matter what is happening today, for all who have believed the gospel and received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, the future gets brighter every day.  Why?

  1. Our God is in sovereign control over all things. He has been, is today, and will be forever (Psalm 115:3; Proverbs 16:1-4; Isaiah 40; 46:10; Romans 5:20; 11:36).  How grateful I am to know that He is always able to turn that which is wicked into good for our good and His glory.  Also, whoever is seated behind the desk in the Oval Office will only have as much power as God allows.
  2. The Word of God is the definitive, eternal source for answers, comfort, peace, direction, joy, correct thinking, discussions, knowledge, faith and confidence (Psalm 119; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).  How do you know that the Bible is true?
  3. The rapture could occur today (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
  4. We can live in the light of Psalm 47. Warren Wiersbe puts it this way:

We also can view this psalm from the prophetic future. Israel has yet to go through the time of Jacob’s trouble. But Jesus will come down and win the victory (Rev. 19), and Israel will enter into the glorious praises of the Lord. Today all the nations rage, but in the future they will praise Him. Jesus will come and establish His kingdom and keep His promise to Abraham to multiply his descendants so that they are innumerable.

So, today, as I pray for America, I am beseeching God for a spiritual awakening in this land and revival among believers.  Today, I’d rather rest in God’s promises as I bring my supplications before Him than to stew about it.

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