A Political Post

Photograph by Austin Flores

It’s the eve of election day and the news is telling me that the presidential race this time around is a close one.  If you’re anything like me, I get a bit stressed out about the future of our country.  No matter who is elected, every one is human, every one will fail at least once.  It’s our nature.  We are imperfect people in great need of God, thankfully we have a great and perfect God who gives us much grace.

This “political post” is not to tell you who I’m going to vote for, but instead to encourage you in case you have ever felt slightly anxious about all of this politic stuff that we’re neck-deep in currently.  On Friday, my grandma read a Bible verse from Psalm 33 that was extremely fitting to election time.

It was a great reminder that no matter who our president is, no matter what our country is facing, no matter who has nuclear weapons and who doesn’t, my God is bigger than all of that.  And oh, what a sweet thing that is to my ears! Don’t forget to vote tomorrow.

Psalm 33

1 Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;
it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully, and shout for joy.

For the word of the Lord is right and true;
he is faithful in all he does.
The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of his unfailing love.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars[a];
he puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the people of the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people he chose for his inheritance.
13 From heaven the Lord looks down
and sees all mankind;
14 from his dwelling place he watches
all who live on earth—
15 he who forms the hearts of all,
who considers everything they do.

16 No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.

20 We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.

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