Storm Clouds of Life

angry_cartoon_black_cloud_with_lightning_photosculpture-r763cbb08fa95442eb4c78035a866f13c_x7sa6_8byvr_512Today is a special day, one that I dreaded and one that I looked forward to. The reason I say this is because our country is entering a new season. This is season of life is called the “elections”. Tonight we have officially elected a new president. I am highly concerned for many reasons. For the last 18 months, we have been seeing things unfold like never before. I don’t like neither of the candidates, but I knew I had to back one of them. No matter who won, I am glad the elections are over. Now I wonder what kind of storms we will be facing as a country.

I have prayed and prayed over this election. Life can be unpredictable.  I don’t want to make this blog post about politics. I’m pretty sure each and every one of us has had some really bad days and some pretty awesome ones. There are times when it seems as if we get hit by the raging storms and it seems as if we can’t catch our breath because the storms of life are beating us up. I know there are days when I feel that way.

During these things, I have found that the only thing that helps me is when I go to a quiet place and I talk to Jesus. There are verse after verse that has a way of comforting me when I am having one of those days, I go to my Bible and I go to God in prayer.

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  • Philippians 4:6  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

I’m not a person who deals with change very easily. I understand that  everything changes, but that doesn’t mean I like it. For many, everyday is a battle of some sort. Lately I have been overly concerned about who is going to be our next president. As I read status messages about how they are concerned about the outcome of the election, they discuss how fearful and anxious over who is going to be the next president. I don’t know about you, but I do worry about what is going to happen in the future. I’m not worried over my medical issues. I guess I have been dealing with medical things for so long, it is just deal with it and put that in Gods hands.

Dealing with changes in life can be difficult but not impossible. I know for sure that when I am facing changes and dark storm clouds, I know that I can always rely on God. I have discussed this in a couple of my blogs and I will share it again.

Common Dandelion; Seed head; Taraxacum officinale; macro; close up;When my health started to take a turn for the worse, I was at a point in my life when I was questioning God. I know were not supposed to test God, but I did. I didn’t want to be a doubting Thomas, but I was. I asked God if He was listening to me and was there, could He sent me a cool breeze that would come from nowhere. I wasn’t expecting Him to really answer, but he did. As I was sitting on my balcony this breeze. I just sat there and was crying. I was just tired and I didn’t want to deal with things anymore. If God were to take me home, I would have been OK. There were times when I would beg Him to take me home. That didn’t happen obviously, since I am typing right now. But, God did answer me about showing me a sign that He was listening. A cool breeze came out of nowhere.

  • James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (NIV)

maxresdefaultI have a feeling that out country is going to be going through some changes that may not be good. There are some people who won’t agree with me, but that’s OK. As I watch the news or read about what is going on in our world I know that God will be there. When life’s storm clouds seems as if things couldn’t get worse, we can find God’s love is the same as it was from the beginning of time. If you look within your heart, you will see that Jesus is always guiding you and He is always the best source for peace.

While I was watching the results of the elections, I realized, well, I have always known, but as a Christian, this is not my home. Instead of worrying over all of the what if’s and things that are going on around me, I need to be more focused on Christ and reaching out to those who don’t know Jesus Christ.

When we seek God through prayer, God will fill us with a calming peace and understanding. God is in control, not the president, not world leaders, kings or anyone else.  God is the only One I can count on. I don’t trust politicians and I for sure don’t trust Trump. Well, I don’t trust Clinton either.Unlike family and friends, God’s love never wavers. Polititionsers will make all kinds of promises and almost always breaks them. God wants what is best for us, and when things happen in our life and those changes may cause us to suffer, he is there to comfort and give us strength.

I’m very happy the elections are over. With all of the hate filled speeches, false reports, lies from both sides, satire posts (false news reports), photoshopped images that provoke people. When I hear people who are Christians speak with so much hate for another person, I find it sad. 

Tonight, I’m confused by all the hatred, I don’t even know the right word to use when I think about both of the candidates. What I do know is that no matter who is president of the United States it doesn’t matter to me. I mean, it does, but what I mean is that Jesus is more important and He is my King. What matters to me is that God is directing my life through His Word. He guides me through the obstacle and storm clouds of life. He will do this for anyone who asks. Jesus Christ won’t leave my side and His love is stronger than anything else. He knows what I need.

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In closing, I just want to add this prayer for our leaders and country.

Dear Heavenly Father,  I come to you today because you and you alone are the only one that can restore our great nation. My prayer is that you give our new president the wisdom to make choices to turn our nation back onto the path of putting you first.

We are a nation that is hurting and we are in need to restore our great nation . unfortunately  there is so much that is wrong with our country  and I have a huge fear that we are getting further and further from You. I that I fear for our countries future. We are a nation that is Lord as a people we have walked away from You.

The USA is considered by most as the most powerful nation. Let us put You first Lord. The United States of America is considered a great and powerful nation. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord and the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.”  Psalm 33:12

With the election being over and Trump won, my prayer Holy Spirit is to remind our nation and those who are part of this great nation that we need to love and forgive. As long as we hate, there will be a dark clouds over us and . , remind our nation of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.

In Jesus’s name, Amen

 

 

 

 

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