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A blessing to read in these tumultuous times....






By Max Lucado

Published October 13, 2016


We are really ready for this presidential election to be over. We’re ready for an end to the rancor and tackiness.

Voters on both sides feel frustrated, even embarrassed by it all. There is a visceral fear, an angst about the result. What if so and so wins? When we wake up to November 9, post-election, when the confetti is swept away and the election is finally over, what will we see?

I have a prediction. I know exactly what November 9 will bring. Another day of God’s perfect sovereignty.

He will still be in charge. His throne will still be occupied. He will still manage the affairs of the world. Never before has His providence depended on a king, president, or ruler. And it won’t on November 9, 2016. “The LORD can control a king’s mind as he controls a river; he can direct it as he pleases” (Proverbs 21:1 NCV).

On one occasion the Lord turned the heart of the King of Assyria so that he aided them in the construction of the Temple. On another occasion, he stirred the heart of Cyrus to release the Jews to return to Jerusalem. Nebuchadnezzar was considered to be the mightiest king of his generation. But God humbled and put him in “detention” for seven years. “The kingdom is the Lord’s, and He rules over the nations” (Psalms 22:28).

Understanding God’s sovereignty over the nations opens the door to peace. When we realize that God influences the hearts of all rulers, we can then choose to pray for them rather than fret about them. Rather than wring our hands we bend our knees, we select prayer over despair.

Jeremiah did this. He was the prophet to Israel during one of her darkest periods of rebellion. He was called “the weeping prophet” because he was one. He wept at the condition of the people and the depravity of their faith. He was so distraught that one of his books was entitled Lamentations. But then he considered the work of God. Note the intentionality of his words:

This I recall to my mind,

Therefore I have hope.

The LORD’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,

For His compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;

Great is Your faithfulness.

(Lam. 3:21-23)

Imitate Jeremiah. Lift up your eyes. Dare to believe that good things will happen. Dare to believe that God was speaking to us when he said: “In everything God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8:28).

Many years ago, I spent a week visiting the interior of Brazil with a long-time missionary pilot. He flew a circuit of remote towns in a small plane that threatened to come undone at the slightest gust of wind. Wilbur and Orville had a sturdier aircraft.

I could not get comfortable. I kept thinking that the plane was going to crash in some Brazilian jungle and I’d be gobbled up by piranhas or swallowed by an anaconda.

I kept shifting around, looking down, and gripping my seat. (As if that would help.) Finally, the pilot had had enough of my squirming. He looked at me and shouted over the airplane noise. “We won’t face anything I can’t handle. You might as well trust me to fly the plane.”

Is God saying the same to you? If so, make this your prayer:

Dear Lord,

You are perfect. You could not be better than you are.

You are self-created. You exist because you choose to exist.

You are self-sustaining. No one helps you. No one gives you strength.

You are self-governing. Who can question your deeds? Who dares advise you?

You are correct. In every way. In every choice. You regret no decision.

You have never failed. Never! You cannot fail! You are God! You will accomplish your plan.

You are happy. Eternally joyful. Endlessly content.

You are the king, supreme ruler, absolute monarch, overlord, and rajah of all history.

An arch of your eyebrow and a million angels will pivot and salute. Every throne is a footstool to yours. Every crown is papier–mâché to yours. No limitations, hesitations, questions, second thoughts, or backward glances. You consult no clock. You keep no calendar. You report to no one. You are in charge.

And I trust you.

Circle November 9 on your calendar and write upon it the words: Our good God rules the world.

Max Lucado is a San Antonio pastor and best-selling author. His latest book is Because of Bethlehem: Love is Born, Hope is Here. www.MaxLucado.com



MtRider :amen::pray::amen:

Edited by Mt_Rider

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Psssstttt....Annarchy. It says 42 people have "viewed" this thread since I posted last nite. WHO are all these people? I can't even think of 42 people who are currently posting here in MrsS these days...... :( Are they among the dozens who "join" every week but never post? I've noticed this on a lot of threads lately.


MtRider :shakinghead:

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Could be Mt_Rider. I've noticed too. Nice to see more visitors, members and non-members.

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:wave: I viewed it twice yesterday. Once when I first saw it and then again I opened it for DH to read when he got home from work. I'm sorry I can't post often anymore. I still read the posts and pray for yinz as I read posts, but typing is too challenging with a 2 1/2 -year-old on my lap who insists on typing, too. (Although we've progressed from banging on the keyboard to one button at a time. And she can type her first name. She's not patient enough yet to type her whole name...just hitting the button once, but she can spell her first and middle name with her letter blocks. :) And she lines up all of the letters of our last name...just not in the right order yet.). Thank you for posting this, MtRider!

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Yeah, there are quite a few of us yet posting on MrsS....even if sporadically due to LIFE. Don't think there is 42 tho. LOL Now there are repeat viewings so no indication possible. I've just been curious about these tons of new folks. [please y'all....you can speak up and we will welcome you]



And so I don't hijack my own thread :rolleyes: .....yeah, I've reread this one too. It is the godly and sane Christian approach to the worldly issues that definitely affect our lives.


MtRider ...I'm posting the link to a David Wilkerson devotional that is apt for today too. :pray::amen:

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I read it too! I was not in a good place at all yesterday.


I'm gathering pictures on line from all around the world to use in a jigsaw program I have. It's a really fun program that I've had for years. I have a lot of anime, art, Christmas Card pictures, colors, food, cartoons, quilts, fractals and really colorful pictures in folders. I ran out of ideas and started gathering pictures by country. What a horrible mess this world is in. I saw so much suffering. India and Syria being some of the worse. The murder and sex slave operations in some of Middle Eastern countries is beyond imagination. It was hard for me to imagine why it is allowed to continue. Especially to children. The filth and poverty in this world is astounding. Some of those countries look as bad as Sodom and Gomorrah did. We American's are living a sheltered life in many ways.

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We sure are, Jeepers!


I read it twice also. After reading it here, I found and shared it on facebook! They need it there! Yikes!

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