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Election Day

I have to be honest. I feel something like Pigpen from the Peanuts comic strip, but instead of wearing a cloud of dirt I am burdened by a cloud of impending doom.

I fear the outcome of the election. My friend and colleague Kerby Anderson, who has more understanding of a biblical view of government and public policy than anyone on the face of the planet, told me that there is a good possibility we may end up with a situation we’ve never seen before: not only would the president, Senate and House be of the same party, but there could be such a majority it would produce a filibuster-proof Senate. That means that the people at the top of the power ladder could push through anything and everything they want.

Thus the sense of impending doom.

But there is a truth I choose to cling to that is bigger and more powerful than the possibilities: God is in control.

Praise God, no matter who wins, God is in control!

No matter if the stock market tanks in response to the outcome of the election, God is in control.

No matter how dark the culture gets as government restraints to sin are removed, God is in control.

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except by God’s appointment, and the authorities that exist have been instituted by God. (Romans 13:1)

God is in control.

Breathe in. . . breathe out . . .  God is in control.

Sue Bohlin

Sue Bohlin is a speaker/writer and webmistress for Probe Ministries, a Christian organization that helps people to think biblically. She loves teaching women and laughing, and if those two can be combined, all the better. She also loves speaking for MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) and Stonecroft Ministries (Christian Women's Clubs) on the topic How to Handle the Things You Hate But Can't Change, based on her lifelong experience as a polio survivor.

She has a freelance calligraphy business in her home studio; hand lettering was her "Proverbs 31 job" while her children were young. Sue also serves on the board of Living Hope Ministries, a Christ-centered organization that helps people struggling with unwanted homosexuality and the family members of those with same-sex attractions.

Sue never met a cruise ship she didn't like, especially now that God has provided a travel scooter for getting around any ship! She is happily married to Dr. Ray Bohlin, writer and speaker on faith and science with Probe Ministries, and they have two grown sons. You can follow Sue on Twitter @suebohlin.

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    Anonymous

    Midnight Prayer for the Obama Family
    November 04,2008
    Midnight Prayer for Obama family tonight!
    Today is a great day. A man of color has a chance to become President of the United States of America. While support for this brave man and his family is great, so is opposition. We all know that faith and prayer changes things. Isaiah 54:17

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    Sue Bohlin

    P.S.

    As I continue to let the import and historicity of today run like a script in the background of my head today, I am encouraged by a thought.

    It has been pointed out that in order to let the glory and brilliance of diamonds shine more brightly, a jeweler will first spread out a black velvet cloth and then pour out or set his precious gems on the cloth.

    And God said that we are "children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe" (Phil. 2:20).

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    Sharifa Stevens

    History and Future

    No matter what happens tonight, this was an historic election.

    The first time in the nation’s history that a Black man has been successfully nominated as a presidential candidate.

    The first time women have featured so prominently in a presidential race.

    Record early voting turn-out and a return to caring enough to vote.

    Record numbers of first-time voters.

    I’m still thinking, wondering what on EARTH I’ll post up for tomorrow. But I am glad that this election has galvanized so many people, and helped us to evaluate and live out what and Whom we believe in.

    God reigns above parties.

    God’s people are in both the Democratic and Republican party.

    If Paul could build churches, mentor, encourage, and exhort in chains and under a corrupt Roman government, and God could exponentially multiply the people of God during the persecution of the 1st century church, I know we’ll be okay.

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