Sometimes it’s difficult to see God in our great country. The principles on which we were founded are no longer the principles by which we live. Slowly, our nation has forgotten where its freedom came from. As Election Day approaches this Tuesday, many of us are filled with indecision and insecurity. How do we make a choice when it’s so difficult to see the hand of God?
The Apostle Paul wrote these words of admonition to the young preacher, Timothy: ““I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-4, NLT). The truth is, there are times when we simply need to pray and trust in God. Because, even in the chaos, He is sovereign, He is holy, He is faithful and He is Lord.
This election season has taught has that we certainly live in a time of very diverse cultures, religions, and choices. What we believe affects how we act and how our lives are shaped over time. The good news is that God has provided a compass for us to follow as we navigate our way. This Sunday at Ham Lane Church, we are going to spend some time in the Word of God and see why, not only in this election year, but in all years of our time on this side of eternity, we must have a Biblical worldview.