Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's over.

God is still on His throne. He's not surprised by the outcome. This is all part of His plan. Lord help us. Pray for our country. We're gonna need it.

47 comments :

Dawn said...

OH ~ How I agree with you!!!

Shari said...

Me too! I totally agree!

Ann said...

I agree and my husband is nodding over my shoulder.

the original Awareness Warrior said...

Oh thank you for saying this!!! I know you're afraid, just as I am, but I needed to hear those words...I needed to know there would be someone beside me, praying underground when our rights (er, the ones we still have being a large portion of those fighting for OUR LIVES overseas didn't even get to vote!) are gone.

I've always tried to keep my political views off of my sites, but I can't anymore! I can't be quiet! I am so scared!

(And it's not like my parents instilled the fear in me, my parents are Christian conservatives, but until recently they didn't share their political views as they wanted us to form our own opinions)

Jennifer said...

pardon me for saying it, but it can't be much worse than the last 8 years...

Bobbi said...

I feel the exact same way Renee! Thank you for saying it!

Anonymous said...

Renee,

The Original Awareness Warrior mentioned something in her comment about the troops overseas not being able to vote. Is this the case? I guess I never thought of it, but you would think the least our country could is send them all mail in ballots or do something for them. They all have rights to vote too.

Lori Kyle

Violet said...

AMEN, GOD IS STILL ON HIS THRONE!!!

Violet

Stephanie said...

I was under the impression that deployed military personnel could use absentee ballots. Is this not the case? What a slap in the face that would be if the very people fighting for our country couldn't vote for their own commander in chief!

Lynn said...

Praying right now!
Psalms 116:10-13 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted: I said in my haste, All men are liars. What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.
Prayer Bears

Maui Mama said...

AMEN TO THAT!!

May the real Messiah comfort us during this time of mourning (& the next 4 yrs).

Maui Mama said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l46t_nrySg4

Glenn Beck Presents the "Obama National Anthem"

God's Rock Angel said...

Yup you're right there!

Whenever a door closes a window opens.

Michelle said...

Renee,
I couldn't agree more with your comment. That's the first thing I said when I saw that it wasn't looking good for McCain. God already knew and He he is not up in heaven biting his nails about the election! See, the world thinks that they are in control, but really, God is the one that orchestrates it all. At this point I am just praying for His mercy and grace for His kids! Everything will be fine. As God's kids we're not defined by the world system. We live according to GOD'S system!

Karen said...

Amen. God is in control and as long as we trust Him and not man we'll be okay.

Janet said...

What a great country -- we were able to cast our ballots without armed guards looking over our shoulders; there weren't tanks going down the street; there wasn't blood shed.

As citizens, we each may or may not like the outcome from last night. As a country, we will survive.

Marsha said...

1) Members of the military can vote absentee. Since it takes about a month for mail, they would have had to request the ballot in September. However, military members can vote federal absentee by printing out a form and mailing it in. They would only be allowed to vote for President and US Senators for their state.

2) McCain did not lose the election - BUSH lost it. Many people voted for Obama because there was no "R" preceding or suceding his name.

3) While many of you are disappointed, no one should be shocked that Obama won. The polls have been predicting this win for at least 2 weeks.

4) As Americans, we need to come together and rally to make sure that no matter the political party, that the right bills get passed and the USA gets back on the upward trend. We do not have direct access to the President but we do have direct access to our representatives. The passion for this election should have carried on to the local level...if it is, we will see real change...no matter the political party!

(Sorry Renee for using your blog to make my own blog entry!)

Anonymous said...

Simply said "AMEN!".

momof4as said...

Whoever was going to end up elected is stepping into a mess and it's not going to be resolved - or made worse - overnight. I don't know, I've voted in six presidential elections and I have been happy and I have been miserable and well... every four to eight years the cycle comes around again. I wasn't really into either candidate this time and I am just going to have faith... you are so right, God is in control and never hasn't been. Obama got to make history this time around but who's to say Palin won't get her chance?

Shanna Marshall said...

Thank you for those wise words this morning! There is some sadness and great frustration in our home this morning. Of all the elections I've voted in, this was a passionate one. I feel a bit grieved this morning that I do not understand 53 million of my countrymen. I am going to pray for those who did not vote for this president... to understand and know what God would want us to do to further His Kingdom in this situation. Luckily, God's laws do NOT change.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Israel demanded to have a king and God gave them one...Saul, an evil king.

Hang on, the ride will be an interesting one.

The part that makes me the saddest though...Is that BO said the first thing he would do would be to get rid of the limits on abortion. Babies are going to die. That makes my heart grieve...

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Israel demanded to have a king and God gave them one...Saul, an evil king.

Hang on, the ride will be an interesting one.

The part that makes me the saddest though...Is that BO said the first thing he would do would be to get rid of the limits on abortion. Babies are going to die. That makes my heart grieve...

Julie said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Laura said...

Amen! Sister!!!

They wanted change, their going to get it!

Hang on we're in for a RIDE!!!!

In the comment above I have to say Bush didn't make McCain not win, because McCain wasn't Bush.

I think anything that happens the next 4 years , everyone will still be saying it was Bush who caused it all....so silly!

Erika said...

Amen! God IS in charge. I keep feeling afraid for what's to come, and then I remind myself that this is a small drop in the big picture to God. He will not forsake His own. He is still in control.

Anonymous said...

I dont believe this is God's plan...what you have seen here is the Devil folks!

It's sad the way the election went. McCain was by far, the better man for the job. Obama, well, he's a great talker. Sadly, it takes more than talk to get the job done.

As for Bush. Can we not cut the guy a little slack?? For the first 4 - 5 years in office he did a bang up job. Look at the polls, 86% approval. Not bad!

Now look at Clinton, a dem., he failed our country terribly. He openly admitted that he failed to bring down Bin Laden, not once but three times!! This could have saved our country of the God awful 9/11! Bush was left to clean up, or try to clean up the mess of Clinton.

Everyone who wanted all this change. You're going to get it.

Heaven help us all. God Bless American.

Joany

Lesa said...

I want to add my Amen as well. If we are prepared we shall not fear. Truly God is in charge and history is repeating itself yet again. I pray for the second coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ so that my Grandchildren may be raised without Satans influence.

amanda said...

this IS god's plan. and whatever it turns out to be it will be good. because our god is good, all of the time. i hear you sister!!

Kelli said...

first I have to get over the shock and sorrow. Then I will be praying non stop

Rachel Dreager said...

I could not agree more! PRAY PRAY PRAY!!!!!

lesliemarie said...

Amen Renee...keep speaking your faith!

marlene said...

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...
"Israel demanded to have a king and God gave them one...Saul, an evil king."

This is what I keep thinking of, too.

And Shanna Marshall took the words right out of my mouth . . .
"I feel a bit grieved this morning that I do not understand 53 million of my countrymen."


I am feeling quite glum today and can't seem to shake it! I think I'll take a nap!

Stephanie said...

Thank you for blogging exactly what I have been telling myself and my children all morning. God is, indeed, still on His throne and continues to be our Lord.

On a side note, the past 8 years have been great for us. Despite tough challenges like the 9/11 economic hit, we have been able to build wealth and move up on the income ladder through hard work and risk taking. Now we may have a fight on our hands to protect our liberty and free speech and property rights.

Interesting times we live in, aren't they? Take heart and remember who is really in control.

Jenna said...

History happened last night. America came together and had their voice heard. Isn't it time to put down our swords, even verbal ones, and unite to help our troops, economy, and health care? Instead of laying blame shouldn't we lead by example for our children and accept all people, regardless if they believe what you believe? If this country does not come together our children will suffer.

Chris said...

Well said Jenna!

To all those who are so afraid, I'm curious, did you listen to Obama's acceptance speech?

I'm trying to figure out what in that speech is making everyone so afraid.

orange1986 said...

Renee I totally agree with you!The only thing we can hope for is that God watches over us, and for 2012 to come quick!

orange1986 said...

Renee I totally agree with you!The only thing we can hope for is that God watches over us, and for 2012 to come quick!

Anonymous said...

I am tired of reading how people want to leave our country now that we are going to have another Democrat, our first black president or how our hope is lost... is that what we as Christians (and that is mostly what I am hearing this from) are called to do? To run, to live in darkness? Isn't our hope not in the President but instead in Our Father above? Whether or not you voted for Barack Obama, the results can't be changed so instead of living in a state of hopelessness or denial, how about we lift him up in prayer and pray that God works through him to help turn our country around? Maybe this is the time that we should focus on coming together instead of focusing on what is tearing us apart. It isn't as if this is the first time that the Christian "right" didn't win... and maybe this will be a wake up call that will spur people into action. We should celebrate that regardless of who leads our nation, God is still King. And celebrate the fact that we live in a country with choice, with an amazing abundance of wealth and resources. Instead of always asking God to bless America, maybe we should look at how He already has.
A new day is dawning, and I pray you will join with me in opening up your hands and embracing a new voice and allow it to mold and shape you. I pray that instead of running, you instead fall to your knees and pray, not only for what you think is right, but that God's will is done and being open to how He will work in the upcoming years. Our country might be changing, but His love never does and no matter what side you might be on, that is a truth you can place all of your trust in.

Another great article to read: Answer a Simple Question

Jen

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm how bout the fact that he's going to bring ALL our troops home, leaving us WIDE open for attack. HERE.
OR How bout the fact that he's going to reverse the ban on partial birth abortion leaving MILLIONS of babies to die a cold, heartless death.
OR How bout the fact that he's going to cut Military funding? Families like ours don't make enough as it is, I'm not exactly sure how we're going to survive when that happens.
Yeah... nothing at all to worry about.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Jen, Who said we were running? All I posted is that it's time to pray... I didn't see one commentor saying they planned on leaving the country.

My problem with Obama has NOTHING to do with the color of his skin. Believe me, if a Christian black man ran for President who didn't plan on letting innocent babies die, who didn't plan on pulling our troops and leaving us open for attack, who didn't plan on ruining small businesses to "spread the wealth", you bet I would vote for him and be VERY excited to do so.

Will I pray for Obama? Of COURSE I will. It would be irresponsible not to. Will I be unhappy with his choices? Yep. Most likely, I will. Unless he completely changes everything he stands for there is no way I can be happy about it, and as you said, that's my right as an American. Will I post about it on my blog? Most likely, no. As I've said before, I don't like politics. I've kept it to a minimum here on my blog, I think. Now that the election is over I don't anticipate talking about it again. But a call to pray for our country I think was not far fetched. I realize that McCain was by far NOT the perfect candidate, but by election day it was truly a case of picking the lesser of two evils... in my mind the most evil has won. And it's ok that you don't agree with me. I will be praying EVERY EVERY EVERY day that Obama proves me wrong. I will be praying that our economy thrives under him and that he is the BEST President we've ever had. I will be praying most of all that our country stays safe from the terrorists, and if that happens I will be the first to admit, openly here, that I was wrong. And I will be thrilled.

I'm not running. My hope most definitely IS in the Lord, but I do believe my concern is valid, and I am most definitely not in denial. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm not from the US and don't know much about your politics over there. Why do you all feel so upset that Obama won? What makes him so bad? Sorry just really trying to understand why the other candidate in your opinion would have been better to do the job?

We are almost going into elections here in NZ too and I have to say I'm not a big fan of politics as our politicians seem to keep making promises that doesn't sound likely to happen in the end. But anyway, that's politics.

So really just wondering with regards to your elections?

Lea White
http://whitesinnz.blogspot.com

marlene said...

Jen said, "A new day is dawning, and I pray you will join with me in opening up your hands and embracing a new voice and allow it to mold and shape you."

That sounds a little creepy to me. God is the potter, I am the clay. The only voice that I want shaping me and molding me is the voice of my God.

Renee, feel free to delete this is you feel I am being argumentative.

Patty said...

Amen...

Maui Mama said...

Amen to that Marlene & Renee! Don't forget, he also voted against saving babies that survived abortions (bornalivetruth.org)

Marsha said...

"Barack Obama: Well, we will call in the Joint Chiefs of Staff. I will give them a new assignment and that is to bring our troops home in a careful, responsible way, but to end this occupation in Iraq. I will call in my Secretary of State and initiate the diplomacy that's needed to make sure that exit is accompanied by negotiations between the Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds."

Bringing ALL the troops home? HUH?!?! I must have missed that one. The way I read the above one mean he is going to be working with the Iraqi government and start handing over control to them and therefore slowly limiting our presense over there, however, he also said that he believes we need to focus our attention and military strength to Afghanistan. It does not mean that Jan 21, 2009 that there will be a mass exodus out of Iraq.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Here, READ THIS. I couldn't have said it better myself! :)

Traci said...

AMEN to your first post and your second post Renee! I also read the blog that you linked. There is so much I want to say but will keep my mouth shut to avoid any more conflict, ha ha!