Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

Religion

June 22, 2012

Misty Shultz: Praying for our nation during the presidential election

With our presidential election just around the corner, I feel inclined to write a few words of encouragement.

First, we are all aware of the importance of prayer for our elected officials. America was founded on Christian principles, and we need to pray that God strategically places certain individuals in office to offset those who do not abide by such principles.

I already know that according to the Bible, our circumstances are not going to get better before Jesus returns for his people; thus, we are likely going to live under the authority of some pretty immoral leaders in the meantime.

This is why it is so important to pray that God will raise up men and women who will be a strong voice of truth in the midst of the corruption.

Prayer works.

It may not cause us to have a solid Christian president, but it may allow us to be protected regardless of his debauched decisions.

It may also allow bills to pass that will grant Christians some fantastic victories. After all, the Texas Sonogram Bill that passed last year will save thousands of babies because their moms must first view a sonogram before they can have an abortion.

This victory is such an encouragement to me because I am reminded that God still sits on the throne- even when we live in a corrupt society.

Yes, there are terribly immoral things going on all around us. Bills are continually being passed that permit acts that completely contradict scripture. 

But God does reign. 

He knew all of these things would come to pass before Jesus returned. Nothing surprises him. 

In John 12:31-32, Jesus said, “ Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to myself.” (NKJV)

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