We Will Praise God!

At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised."

Job 1:20-21, NIV

The event quoted above came after a series of tragedies. Job had lost all of his oxen, donkeys, sheep and cattle - in other words, all of his wealth. Then Job learned that all of his children had been killed. He did two things that are worthy of our attention. The first was something that we would all expect: He mourned his loss.

It's the second thing that he did that I want to dwell on for a few moments though, for the second thing was unexpected: He praised God!

The results of this year's election have brought a profound sense of grief to me. I truly expected more from our nation, but those expectations turned out to be poorly placed. I am disappointed, and more than a bit bewildered.

But one thing I know: God is still in control. He still loves those who love Him and who attempt to serve Him in His way. The amazing thing is that He also loves those who do not love Him and who do not even try to serve Him in His way. I am grateful for that... for to my shame I have been in that exact position in the past, and I am glad that He was patient with me and gave me time to repent.

I pray that our nation will repent. I pray that we will turn away from our love of sexual immorality and from our hatred towards the unborn. I pray that others will come to their senses someday so that they can repent - and I pray that if I am missing some such wickedness in my own life, that I will also come to my senses and repent.

I am disappointed by the outcome of our election and what it says about our nation, but I am not defeated! I am determined to serve my Creator! I pray that you will have the same determination.

And, I will praise God, for He is worthy of praise!

Will you join me?

I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.

King David - Psalms 18:3, NIV