Tuesday, November 4, 2008

In God We Trust

Psalm 91
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."

3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5 You will not fear the terror of night,nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—even the LORD, who is my refuge-
10 then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.

Writing out, or typing, my thoughts has always been therapeutic for me. At this moment, I couldn't help shut off my TV and sit at my computer. An attempt to sift through this sick feeling in my stomach.
Getting political on my blog has never been my intent. Now that Decision 2008 is answered, I will deal with it the only way I know how, writing. This post has nothing to do with you, the reader, only to do with me. I need to write this. This isn't a guilt trip, an angry attempt to tell everyone I know, my opinion. If you agree, glad you can relate, if you disagree, I am glad you are pleased.
History has been made today, not by my choice or anyone else. Not because you or I got out to vote. Not even, because of the electoral college. God allowed Obama to become our president elect and I don't know why. I can't understand it. I am afraid. Not because of the lies from the opposite side, but because of the truth. This man stands against what the Bible teaches. The lines are blurry, truth if hard to find, hard to uncover. Deception is rampid throughout our community, our country and this world we call home.
When I think about the deepest sick feeling my stomach, it is because of my children. They are the ones who will never grow up in the same time as I. Yes, this world has always been ugly and full of sin, wicked and evil. It has always been here. But this world continues to worsen and grow uglier and uglier, more and more evil. The problem is, the darkness of this world is not appearing dark, but appearing gray. The light is becoming gray. We live in a gray world. The absolutes are fading out. Pluralism.
I recognize, McCain possessed no magical powers to stop this progression downward. My fear is that Obama will only speed up this mess and fuel the confusion and disillusions. We are all either fighting off or accepting, terms like, acceptance, open minded, and post modernism. The terms legalistic, old fashioned, judgemental, closed minded, make us question and change our foundational truths, Biblical principles. How long will we buy these lies of Satan? Blindness affects us all.
Sometimes, I am jolted to the realization that I am not in control of my life, I am not safe. This world, as happy as I feel here at times, is not my home. Tonight I am yearning for that safe and secure place, where there is no fear, no lies, no deception or division. What that must feel like? The common denominator between this home and my next one is, God is in control. I will trust Him, I will not fear and I know He has a perfect plan. He will take care of my children, no matter who runs this country, we call a democracy.
Psalm 82:5
They know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

1 comment:

Jeff, Dana and Hayden said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. What a great writter you are. I agree that I am scared for the future for our children. What was once so easily seen as wrong or evil is now seen as being accepting and nonjudgemental. Black is gray and the truths become muddied. Keeping God first and foremost the center of our lives on earth and teaching our children the principles that we were taught will serve them well. Knowing that God has a plan and that he/she that knows Jesus knows God brings comfort.