Saturday, November 8, 2008

God's Will Was Done

As I started out early this morning knowing full-and-well that I would encounter some folk who were pretty happy about the election results this past Tuesday, I noticed I was giving myself a pep talk. You see I didn’t want to seem upset or unhappy should I be drawn into a "post-election-conversation" ~ but, rather, I wanted to show a peace and resolve.

As with everything else in life, if we take our eyes off the Savior and put them on the circumstances we will invariably find ourselves sinking as Peter was that day on the Sea of Galilee when he saw Christ walking on the water. Matthew 14: 25-31 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?


This situation this morning was no different. I had to take my eyes off of those who might chastise me for my stand and look to the Lord for the answers. And there they were as He began to remind me of what His Word says ~ that He puts Kings and rulers into place; that He uses even bad situations and folk who don’t follow and obey His truths to bring glory unto Himself ~ that He is the victor ~ that He is with me all the way ~ that folk need to know the Lord ~ that I am called to tell them. And so as quickly as the doubts and fears came ~ they left. You know folk ~ no matter what ~ come what may ~ the Christians will always be the winners.


So I can’t help but break out into song "Isn’t It Wonderful To Be A Christian."

Isn’t it wonderful to be a Christian?
Isn’t it wonderful to know God’s Son?
Isn’t it wonderful to have my sins forgiven?
Isn’t it wonderful to be redeemed, justified, forever reconciled?

5 Thoughts On The Matter:

susansspace said...

So true!
I had meant to comment on your Playlist song...'I Must Tell Jesus'. It was my daddy's favorite hymn. It's an old song that I hadn't heard in years!
Happy Lord's Day, tomorrow!
Susan

Sue said...

I told my husband that even though I did not vote for Obama, I'm glad he will be our president. I will no longer have to hear him complaining about how everything is the president's fault.

The whole country seems to have been doing that as well. It will be interesting to see how the press treats the new administration.

May God guide us all, and keep us from the sinking of doubt. It is wonderful to be a Christian!

Great post!

Sharon said...

Thank you for your comments on my blog. :)

I know I'm going to enjoy your blog as well!

You are so right in this post. What struck me is that we as Christians should remain calm and at peace during the storms of life. I needed to read this right at this moment as we are going through a storm right now. Please see my recent post for details. I would appreciate your prayers Cathryn.

Carol said...

Cathryn, thank you for this post. It's always reassuring to remember that even if it looks like chaos surrounds us God is in control and all we have to do is keep our eyes on Him and our hearts open to hearing His voice. Sometimes it's easier said than done, but what a blessing it is to us when we eventually get to that wonderful place of surrendering to our Lord.

Thank you for comments about my blog layout. I have tried many things, including your welcome suggestions, but nothing seems to be working at the moment. I have a couple of other things to try and if they don't work, then I may start a new blog!! I will let you know and thank you again for your help, it's very much appreciated.

Have a blessed week
Carol

~~Deby said...

YES....I do anot know how people get through LIFE without the Lord...it is HE alone that can reach the depths of the heart and change you, love you, give you peace, rebuke you, and then just heap tons of grace on you....what could be better...
(nothing)
deby