2020 has been an “unprecedented” (as they say, repeatedly 😊) and tumultuous year because of COVID-19, and this week just feels like a continuation of the same. As I write this email, the U.S. election results are still undetermined, and I can only imagine that many of you are dealing with a fairly high level of stress and anxiety over it. I too am quite concerned and would like to remind you to do what I preached about Sunday morning, and PRAY (like your life depends on it)! If you missed the message and would like to hear more about that topic, I invite you to pull it up on our Facebook page.
I’m so thankful that our faith and eternal security are not wrapped up in politics, elections, or governments. Our confidence, hope, and trust are in the King of Kings who promised to watch over us, save our souls, and grant us the ultimate victory. To be honest, it wouldn’t surprise me if the election results drag on for several more days to come, so we still may not know the final answer by Sunday when we meet to worship together. Regardless, we will gather this coming Sunday and worship King Jesus as we do on every Lord’s Day, knowing that He is still on the throne and worthy of our praise and our complete faith. He is working everything out for His glory and our good! If you are feeling a bit down, discouraged, or overwhelmed, I’d like to recommend you read this coming Sunday’s sermon text ahead; Psalm 85 and 86 offer powerful words of encouragement. Take some time to pray through this Psalm and make it your own…Pray these verses:
“Restore us again, O God of our salvation”
”Will you not revive us again”
”Show us your steadfast love, O LORD,
and grant us your salvation.”
”Let me hear what God the LORD will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints;”
”Be gracious to me, O Lord,
for to you do I cry all the day.
”Turn to me and be gracious to me;
give your strength to your servant,
and save the son of your maidservant.
”Show me a sign of your favor,”
I am already praying these things and am exceedingly excited about teaching through these chapters over the next two weeks.
Invite a friend to join you here or online this Sunday morning!