Peace family, after the most divisive political season I’ve ever seen, we can still be encouraged and have hope. No matter who wins the election, God is still God, and in the long scale of things, the empires of mankind are like nothing. Here is some scripture that helps to put that into perspective for me:
Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket;
they are regarded as dust on the scales;
he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust. Before him all the nations are as nothing;
they are regarded by him as worthless
and less than nothing.
He brings princes to naught
and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
If you’ve ever seen Chariots of Fire, here’s a clip from that film, of Isaiah 40 being read out loud:
Meanwhile, a few weeks ago, Stephen Curtis Chapman wrote a song in response to his own thoughts and feelings about the election. Peace family, I hope this will encourage you as much as it encouraged me!