Post Election Day anxiety is something many are dealing with today. The wait, the worry . . . what will tomorrow hold?
Post Election Day stress and anxiety is very real for many folks, especially since the full 2020 election results may not be in for few more days. But there’s really no need to worry. God loves us and is still on his throne! Pray this short uplifting prayer, meditate on the verses below, and receive God’s peace.
Pause and pray . . .
Dear God, I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but I do know that you hold tomorrow. Please help me to keep my eyes fixed on you. Amen
“Dogs need to sniff the ground; it’s how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a big giant newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard.” —Dave Barry
It’s election week! For some, it’s a week of excitement. For others, it’s a week filled with anxiety. If you’re one of those who is struggling with anxiety, I’d like to offer a bit of inspiration learned from my dogs.
My dogs are constantly sniffing around. Whether they are sniffing in the yard or in the house, they often seem enthralled in something that has captured their attention. That “something” could be the scent of smelly socks, food, the neighbor’s doggie, some other animal, or anything really.
Personally, I think humans are a lot like them. We too are constantly sniffing around, being lead by the things that capture our senses. Right now, I’d say most Americans are captured by the election news cycle. We’ve got our noses glued to the TV, and we’re being led whichever way those enticing scents take us. I’m not sure that’s such a good thing, because the news typically thrives on sensational headlines that can make us more anxious and afraid …
Wouldn’t it be nice to have angels watching over us? Well, that’s not wishful thinking. According to Psalm 91, it’s Truth. If you’re facing a giant today and need protection, read on.
Psalm 91 is a beautiful psalm of trust in God’s loving care and protection. It’s incredibly comforting to read and pray, and realize that God has a whole host of heavenly messengers ready to do his bidding— to guard those who take shelter in him, who trust him with all their heart. May God watch over you and protect you, and infuse you with his peace today as you meditate on this awesome Psalm and commit to trusting in him!
Let’s pray Psalm 91 from the Voice translation. Pray it in the first person, for example in verse 1 we’d pray:
I will take refuge in the shelter of the Most High and will be safe in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Eternal…”
Have hard times come your way? Is your heart heavy with care?
Jesus is saying to you, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world! (John 16:33). These are the precious words of our beloved Savior, who died for our sins, rose from the dead, and lives forever to intercede with God on our behalf! (Hebrews 7:25).
That’s the good news we cling to as children of God. Jesus has overcome all the works of the enemy and he is sitting at the right hand of the Father pleading our case! We have the most powerful advocate and faithful friend we could ever hope for. So take heart, dear friend! Don’t lower your gaze when hard times come. Instead, look up! Take heart, trust in God’s goodness and love (Read 23 verses about God’s goodness), and consider troubles as an opportunity for great joy! God is always up to something good!