The Morning After

This morning, I sit quietly in the shadow of an event and political accomplishment I did not believe probable, if even possible. As is the case with many of you, my emotions are mixed (for several reasons I will not share here). I have people who are close to me who are wildly elated, others who are deeply saddened and others who are greatly concerned for their families and for the future of their friends, their neighbors and their co-workers who are gay, black, Hispanic, Muslim, in this country illegally, etc.

Someone particularly close to me was in tears earlier this morning, asking the question: “What do I tell these people I love who, albeit imperfect, bear the image of their Creator and now live in fear because of the unknowns connected to our President-elect?!” They know the answer. They point them to Jesus. God-incarnate. The way, the truth and the life.

How blessed I was to hear/receive just such a reminder while doing my devotional reading this morning. I share a few of those words here with the hope that they will bring necessary comfort & encouragement and provide a spiritual-reset of your perspective where needful or necessary ~

“Be assured, if you walk with Jesus and look to Him and expect help from Him, He will never fail you. An older brother who has known the Lord forty-four years and who pens these words, says to you for your encouragement that HE has never failed him! In the greatest difficulties, in the heaviest trials, in the deepest poverty and necessities, He has never failed me; but because I was enabled by His grace to trust Him, He has always appeared for my help. I delight in speaking well of His name.” (George Mueller)

“…for God Himself has said, ‘I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless, nor forsake you, nor relax My hold on you. Assuredly not!’ So then, we take comfort and are encouraged, and we confidently and boldly say, ‘The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm; I will not fear or dread or be terrified. For what can man do to me’?” (Hebrews 13:5-6, amplified)

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