He Still Is
When my children were tiny, I was a very naive young mom when it came to politics. We didn’t have cell phones or internet or the constant swell of social media that bombards our lives today.
In fact, Mike and I didn’t even have
With the facts that we were given, I assumed that the majority of the people would vote the way I did.
I was wrong.
We were driving home from church when we found out who won the presidency. My three little ones were oblivious to the change that was happening in our world. They were giggling in the back seat without a care in the world. We had the radio on in our car when the announcement was made.
I was in complete shock.
This had to be wrong.
There was no way our country could’ve voted this way.
But it was true.
I hugged my stomach a little tighter. My fourth child would be born soon. What kind of world would it be when she was an adult? What would become of this country I loved so dearly? I turned and looked at my children playing happily in the back seat and I was afraid.
Fear touched my heart in a deep way that day. Fear for our future. Fear for my children and what kind of world they would grow up in.
But that fear was not from God.
God tells me fear not.
Lamentations 3:57, Luke 12:7
God tells me to trust Him. Proverbs 3:5,6
God tells me to have faith, faith like a little child. Luke 18:17. Faith like my children had that day in the car. Faith that their daddy was in the driver’s seat and would get them safely home.
But we grow up. We become skeptical. We are inundated with information, constantly at our fingertips.
We worry, we lose faith, we fear.
Just like I did so many years ago.
Yes, God is “in control”.
Sadly, that phrase has become so cliche that it bears no meaning to us at times. God knows exactly when you will draw your next breath. He knows the rhythm of your heart. He knows your very thoughts. He makes the sun rise and set. He throws beautiful stars into a sea of darkness. He creates individual snowflakes that cover our world like a breathtaking tapestry. He hears the laughter of your children and with indescribable love, it brings Him joy.
God is the very One Who created that president you didn’t vote for.
In His image.
I can look back at that day in the car with different eyes now. The eyes of a mother of adult children. The eyes of a grandma. The eyes of someone who has consistently seen God’s hand upon my life. The eyes of someone that God has always, always , always taken care of.
The eyes of a child who knows her Daddy is in the driver’s seat and He will take her safely home.
My kids did not go through the future horrors my heart feared.
God has always remained faithful.
Even when I felt like my world was out of control, He has always been in complete control,
and let me just share a secret with you~
HE STILL IS.
Whoever you voted for, whatever concerns and fears are gripping your heart today over your future or the future of your children, let me assure you that God will remain faithful.
He already knows who won this election. He already knows what your children’s future holds~
and with a love far greater than we could ever fathom, He holds that future and your children and grandchildren in the palm of His hands.
The very hands that bled for you.
Fear is not from God. Lay it down at His feet and have faith. Faith like a little child.
This country belongs to God.
He wants you to trust Him.
He is worthy of that honor.
He is worthy of all glory.
He will always bring you safely home.
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
“Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.”
“Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.”
“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”
“Thou hast put gladness in my heart. I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.”
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