Comfort in the Midst of Political Controversy

I stayed up late last night to watch the coverage on Fox News of the vote and passing of the Health Care Bill. Personally, I am not a fan for several different reasons, but mainly because of the fear of the unknown. You see, I have no idea what's really in the bill and neither do most other Americans, or even the majority of the politicians that voted on it for that matter!

However, there is one thing I can take comfort in; and that is the fact that my God is Sovereign over my government and He is still in control in the midst of my fears and my concerns.

Two verses of comfort for me today are Proverbs 21:1 - "The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases." And Proverbs 21:30 - "There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord."

God is in control and if He allows these things to happen, no matter which side of the fence you're on in one of the most controversial pieces of legislation ever, you and I can take comfort in His Word and His Sovereignty.

We are encouraged to pray for our leaders. In 1 Timothy 2:1-4, Paul says, "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession anda thanksgiving be made for everyone - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth."

Let's also steer clear from heated arguments in the midst of this debate. Again Paul instructs us in 2 Timothy 2:23-25, "Don't haave anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth."

So there you have it! God is in control and He has a plan. We should be praying for those in power who are making decisions for our country; and we should be kind and respectful to others, even if we passionately disagree!

For His Glory!


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