Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Few Words of Encouragement

I am the LORD, and there is no other;
There is no God besides Me.
I will gird you, though you have not known Me,
6 That they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting
That there is none besides Me.
I am the LORD, and there is no other;
7 I form the light and create darkness,
I make peace and create calamity;
I, the LORD, do all these things.’
8 “ Rain down, you heavens, from above,
And let the skies pour down righteousness;
Let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation,
And let righteousness spring up together.
I, the LORD, have created it.
9 “ Woe to him who strives with his Maker!
Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth!
Shall the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’
Or shall your handiwork say, ‘He has no hands’?
10 Woe to him who says to his father, ‘What are you begetting?’
Or to the woman, ‘What have you brought forth?’”
11 Thus says the LORD,The Holy One of Israel, and his Maker:
“ Ask Me of things to come concerning My sons;
And concerning the work of My hands, you command Me.
12 I have made the earth, And created man on it.
I—My hands—stretched out the heavens,And all their host I have commanded.
13 I have raised him up in righteousness, And I will direct all his ways;
He shall build My city and let My exiles go free,
Not for price nor reward,” Says the LORD of hosts.
Isaiah 45:5-13

Praise Him, praise Him! Tell of His excellent greatness! He is sovereign over all creation!

May we all continue to pray for our officials, in particular President-elect Obama, and accord him the respect he deserves as the chosen leader of our country. Republican or Democrat, we are all Americans and proud to live in a nation where the majority can be heard. As it always happens during times of great change, there will be many challenges to this new administration and I hope that you will pray along with me that President Obama will meet them with dignity, grace and in submission to God.


luvmy4sons said...

Amen. Well spoken! I whole heartedly agree. I will be praying! Love in Christ to you sister for this message!

Mocha with Linda said...

Yes and amen! Praise God for His Sovereignty. He isn't a bit perplexed, today or any day!!

The Small Scribbler said...

I've been in Isaiah for the last several months. It has been a wonderful book of encouragement through this election season. So glad you referred to it here today. You've written an elegant, graceful message.


The Young's said...

Well said!!! I'm SO grateful that is the hope we have!

Rachel said...

We are so blessed to live in a nation where we can encourage each other by speaking God's truths. Thank you for encouraging us by His truth!

Lisa said...

well said.