Those of you who know me can attest to the fact that I rarely engage in political conversations in public. For those who know me well, they understand that this is not for lack of opinions or insight. However, this precarious election, along with the social issues and pandemic, allows no one to be silent.
In one week, we say good bye to the ugly political ads that rarely speak to the issues people need to hear. We will be finished watching debates that exemplify behaviors unacceptable in polite society. What I want to share with you today is encouragement through scripture and songs that speak to discouragement, hope, God’s sovereignty, and God’s faithfulness. May they carry you through this final week with a prayer on your lips and hope in your heart.
When the polls close and the votes are counted, whatever the outcome, we can lift our hands in victory. God remains our Most High. He doesn’t change in power or goodness, a combination that allows peace through whatever storm we face.
Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
I Will Praise you in the Storm, by Casting Crowns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YUGwUgBvTU&feature=share&app=desktop
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
If My People by Promise Keepers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NHUjOV7nms
Colossians 1:16 For by him all things were created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things were created through him and for him.
Sovereign by Chris Tomlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMTG13qVY3g
Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
Even If by Mercy Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6fA35Ved-Y
Numbers 6:24-26 The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
The Blessing by Elevation Worship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ55mDL7dA0
May God grant you peace, comfort, and joy.