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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.





And All Shall Be Well — 16 Comments

  1. Every positive voice is very welcome in the sea of angst out there. Thank you Karen for being one of them. I agree with you all the way. Have aBlessed Thanksgiving!

  2. Amen to all of that Karen.
    We do know that and accept what is as it unfolds.
    Blessings and love dear friend and to all your family of readers. We are indeed one……”may there be peace on earth and may it begin with me.”

  3. I love what you wrote. The scriptures and quotes are so beautiful. Bottom line, when the waters are raging internally or externally… Jesus is our rock and solid foundation. Thank you for your inspiring words (as always).

  4. As our mutual friend BJ used to say “God is in charge!” These words often comes to mind when I am confused and question what is happening in our world these days. They also allow me to stay focused and recognize that God is STILL on His throne and He is STILL in charge! His plan is perfect and though it is often hard to accept some outcomes that we don’t understand, we are only asked to trust Him and wait patiently for His plan to unfold. As always, Karen, thanks for your calming words and friendly reminder that “all is well and all WILL be well.”

  5. Well said. Karen. I have prayed daily for our country and it’s leaders, that God will somehow pull us together making us realize how necessary it is to work together and to seek HIS will and not our own. Sorry I cannot remember where this scripture is found in the Bible but I do like this verse but may not quote it exactly: “let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we ‘FAINT NOT” (or)do not lose heart”. Blessings to all. Margaret

    • Thank you, Margaret. Here it is: “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians6:9. A perfect verse for this particular ‘season’ in our country.

  6. Very timely and well said. Thanks for sharing this Karen.

    Praying for all Americans everywhere…

    From My Heart,
    Smiles, BRC

    • Thanks for your comment, Beth. We all need your prayers and the prayers of one another. I appreciate your sharing that.

  7. Well spoken, Karen. Our God is still in control. Thanks for the wonderful scriptures that remind us our faith is to be in Him, not in election results.

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