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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thankful on the seventh of November

(Posted 14 minutes too late to be dated the seventh, but there it is.)

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I am thankful that God is in control. I am thankful that it isn’t up to me to sort out this mess of a world. I can’t help but be grieved over the state of our nation. I pray that the people would be like vines on a trellis, clinging to the Lord as they stretch up toward His light. But yesterday’s election results were littered with weeds (literally and figuratively) and thorns and brambles, and those things that the populace approved show just how far from God this country has come; evil is called good; good is called evil (Isaiah 5:20). I fear that judgment is just around the corner. Indeed, I believe it is already upon us. Cry out to the Lord! Humble yourselves. Confess your sins. Indeed, admit they are sins. Pray to the Lord for forgiveness, and be healed.

“For the word of the LORD is upright, and all His work is done in faithfulness. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the lovingkindness of the LORD. By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and by the breath of His mouth all their host. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him” (Psalm 33:4–8).

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