Last night as I was watching the news on the night of the election, a well-known commentator shared these words.

“Tomorrow morning, half of the nation will be happy and hopeful; the other half will be sad and disappointed.”

I thought about that comment and realized that what he said was probably true for all those who put their trust in a person to make our lives better. However, it’s been my experience that if we trust in God rather than man that it’s possible, even probable, that what he said doesn’t apply because we choose to pin our hopes on one who is always faithful and true.

In my devotion this morning, the Lord had a passage waiting for me that underscores the peace that is ours when our trust is in the Lord rather than man.

Psalm 121 says this-

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

I am thankful for the privilege of being able to pray for the leaders of our nation, but also thankful that I serve a God who is fully trustworthy to “watch over me” and keep me and my household “from all harm.” His promises are a reminder to trust in the certainty of his care rather than the uncertainty of earthly things.

Something to think about.

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