"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
Today Steve spoke in church about being thankful in all circumstances. That is not an easy thing to do! If we are sick in our bodies, or hurting in relationships, how can we give thanks? But God is in control of every situation. He is allowing everything for a reason.
Was a great little message, if only I could relay it better! But tonight when the vote for healthcare came through, I couldn't help but think of that message. I don't approve of it, don't want it, and think it is horrible for our country. I think it will actually destroy America as we know it. But God is still in control. He is still on the throne! He is allowing things to happen for a reason. I sometimes wish that I could see the bigger picture, and understand why things are happening the way they are. But it's not meant to be that way.
Made me think of the verse in Ecclesiastes ~ "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." There is a bigger picture, there is a plan.
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
We have to pray for America! We have to pray for leaders who believe in the principles that our country was founded on. And we have to be sure that our voices are heard with our votes! Be active!