Here we are nearly a week since our long-awaited election. It’s finally over! The voting that is, and the results. But now there is a new kind of waiting–to see what will come of the new administration and the decisions of our new president when he takes office in January.
Our nation is not happy nor at peace. Riots and destruction and chanting and fighting erupted in our towns and cities and this state of affairs may last for a very long time, if not on our streets then in many hearts.
For me, I hold on to these verses in Scripture:
“If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength.” (Proverbs 24:10)
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4)
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9-10)
And one of my favorite quotes is from the writings of Julian of Norwich, a Christian mystic and theologian:
“All shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”
May it be so for each one of us–all God’s creatures.