heathercirmo

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The Morning After

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I have to confess that I didn’t sleep well last night. Too many thoughts swirling in my head, too gaping a hole in my stomach. Not only was the Republican candidate for president, Mitt Romney, trounced, but Democrats won major races throughout the country–some were narrow victories, but victories nonetheless. In 2012, America decidedly voted for bigger government.

It’s too early to conclude what convinced Americans to continue on the path Obama started us down four years ago, but once again, the people decided through a free election process. Consequently, our legislature and executive branch will look almost identical to the one we’ve had the past four years.

I was tempted to write this short blog first thing this morning, but I chose the better thing–reading God’s Word. And I’m so glad I did. I desperately needed to be reminded of the sweet truth that God is always in control in spite of my feelings to the contrary. As such, there is never a time when I don’t have reason to praise Him, and so I do. I choose to worship my God and Savior right now at this very moment, with the recognition that He is all knowing and I am weak and frail and limited. It’s impossible for me to understand all that’s going on around me. But as I read this morning, I worship the same God who created all that we see, healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, raised Lazarus from the dead, and saved me from myself. As a friend wisely wrote yesterday, America’s messiah has come and we celebrate his “inauguration” in a little over a month.

I still plan to engage in conservative politics and in coming days I’ll have opinions about what happened last night. But on this morning after, I need to cast all of my anxiety and questions upon my Heavenly Father, knowing to the core of my being that He cares for me…He cares for you.

Written by heathercirmo

November 7, 2012 at 7:27 am

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  1. Once again you have opened eyes. The Lord alway has plan he knows what he is doing. We may not always agree. When he is ready he will show us why he lead our country down this path. But for now we all pray and thank the Lord for what we have.

    Dawn

    November 7, 2012 at 9:24 am

  2. I like your post this morning. I awoke upon hearing the news from B this morning feeling sad, sad, sad. And then turned it all to God. We have deserved His wrath and I’m sobered in it. I will chose to trust and love The Lord my God. It sounds pessimistic, but I truly believe America’s best days are behind it. Deep down I’ve known all along O would get a second term. I was just praying for a merciful break from the dark clouds hovering our future. “This is the day that The Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it”.

    Michele

    November 7, 2012 at 9:46 am

  3. Thank you, Heather. That is exactly what I came to last night in my sleepless querying of my God. He is never without plan and purpose and always about covering His children in times of distress. We now ride on the Titanic. May it not completely sink. And may we reach out continually to love individual lives that show we belong to Christ. This world is not our home and no man our sovereign leader. I want my small purposes to somehow make a troubled world more easily borne. And never watch the news again lol

    Kay Farish

    November 7, 2012 at 10:50 am


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