Give me a word, Lord: HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Today is election day in the United States of America. It truly is the most important election of all time. Some have stated that this is the most important election since Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth president. The presidential candidate’s platforms are the most polar opposite of any time in history that I can remember. One is for sanctity of human life. One is for abortion up until the of delivery. One party is conservative, and the other is extremely liberal. I’ve never seen the candidates have such extremely different stances. There is talk on the news that we should prepare for rioting in the event that President Trump wins again. It is a scary time.

I have no idea who will win this presidential election, but I know the One who does. God has already pre-determined who the next president of the USA will be. He may allow the conservative candidate to win so that Christian values can continue to be honored and restored, but He very well may allow the liberal candidate to take the seat. This country has corporately turned its back on God and Christian values. God may decide to throw His hands up and say, “I’m done!” I don’t pretend to know the mind of God, but I’ve studied His Word, and one thing that is very apparent in the Word of God is that He will get the attention of His children when they have strayed from Him. He has used all kinds of tactics in the past…wars, famine, pestilence. I worry that God may be on the verge of shaking this country up a bit to turn our attention back to Him.

I’d be lying if I said I’m not a little bit worried about the outcome of the election. I am. But I know that no matter what happens, no matter who is elected, my God is still on the throne. God controls the kings and the presidents. He can easily change their direction and path. “The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord; he guides it wherever he pleases.” (Provers 21:1) God is still in control. His authority is not based on who wins any election. God is the King of kings and Lord of lords. We may be headed for some trials in the upcoming days. We can probably count on the fact that trials are coming our way. However, we didn’t get here by happen chance, and we won’t face the trials alone.

Just remember that God’s grace is all we need today and every day. We are made strong in our weakness because God’s power works best when we are weak. It is when we are at our weakest that we are made strong through the grace of God. He is our strength. He is our salvation. We can’t boast on our own skills and accomplishments. Those things are temporary, but our God is eternal. Let’s place our hope in Christ today! If you are reading this in the USA, I plead with you to go out and exercise your right to vote. Pray about the candidates. Look at what they stand for, and ask God to show you who He wants you to vote for.

Let’s all pray for this great nation today! “Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14) God can and will forgive and heal this land, if only we would seek Him! God’s grace is sufficient. Let’s look to Him today and every day!

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