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Election fear

November 4, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Another good word–this time from John Fischer

Peter told us: “Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened. But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:14-15). Notice how fear is contrasted with hope. You can see why it’s so important. Our hope is the means by which we will have an opportunity to speak of the goodness of God in our lives. So if people look at us and see fear, they will only think one thing, “Who wants their God? They’re more afraid than I am.” If we are to always be ready to give an answer to anyone who might ask us the reason for our hope, then what we will say to those who ask us why we are so afraid?

This is just an election. It’s not the end of the world. We have one of these every four years. And God is not in heaven with His fingers crossed, hoping for a certain turnout. God is over all of this.

So go, vote proudly, watch what happens, and know that nothing escapes His constant care.

  1. Charlie
    November 4, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Timely post indeed. I am bewildered by the fear and even hysteria shown by so many Christians concerning this election. To put our confidence and hope in God is not pious platitude, it is truth, and it is a powerful antidote to fear.

  2. Margy McKay
    November 5, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    This morning my Father led me to the following scriptures: 2 Tim 3 and 2 Peter 3:3-9. There is no reason to fear – all was predicted long ago which only goes to prove that HE is in control and nothing happens today that is not first sifted through His hands. That is safety – not fear.

    If you doubt His control, study the life of Moses as we are in BSF this year – His control is VERY clear!

    I love you – Margy

  3. November 6, 2008 at 8:08 am

    As long as talk about His control doesn’t lead us to passivity. I think we should be even more engaged in the world because of his control. And the whole problem of evil and God’s control needs careful reflection and an avoidance of overly simplistic answers. There are a lot of people out there who are angry with God. I think I may be one of them this morning.

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