" 1I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6who gave himself as a ransom for all people" 1Tim. 2:1-6 NIV
It seems we have a President-Elect in Joe Biden for the United States. What now? Hopefully, after a protracted election process is finalized, we can look forward to a peaceful transition of government and national healing. The Scriptures instruct those who are believers to pray for our leaders that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in godliness and holiness. Government is instituted by God for our protection and benefit. The United States Constitution begins with:
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
The COVID pandemic and divisive politics, policing, race issues, economy, fake news, etc have often been traumatic. People carrying weapons in the streets, mass killings, weather related pestilence have all caused us worry and concern.
My point? What now? Let's promote an atmosphere of calmness and wisdom in dealing with all the issues we face from now on. Instead of division and hatred, let's promote a positive attitude and "can-do" attitude in solving our problems. Encourage our leaders to come together in a harmonious way to find solutions instead of vitriol and anger that never solves anything.
If you are having trouble finding peace in your life, there is good news for you! Regardless of your life history and experience, when all is said and done, there is someone who can give you peace. His name is Jesus. He came into this world to show us God in tangible form. He paid our sin debt in full. If you trust him and call upon him to be your savior, he will give you eternal life and the peace of God will pervade your life.
What now? Pray!