Psalm 118:24

A few things I’m so thankful for on this election day, regardless of the outcome:

*We live in a democracy where we have the right to a vote and a voice. We have the God-given responsibility to use both wisely and in the way that best reflects what God conveys through Scripture.

*God “works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will” and “according to the plan.” Ephesians 1:11

*Not only does God work out everything in conformity with His will, He has promised to work out everything for the GOOD of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.

*God sets up kings and deposes them and gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. Daniel 2:21

*We, the beautifully diverse family of God, are never – not at any time – powerless. Nor are we ever victims of a system. Believing prayer takes us through doors we’ll never be invited to enter and into judges chambers we’ll never grace. Take a look back at Genesis 18 once again with astonishment over the dialogue between God and His servant and friend, Abraham. Rejoice that God is ever mindful of a faithful remnant. The Judge of the Earth will always do right.

*Even if persecution should await believers in Christ or harrowing circumstances hound us, God will use hardship to bring unity and purity to a people who need it desperately. The best of circumstances do not always produce the best in the Bride of Christ.

*The living God is firmly established upon His Throne and there at His holy feet we can always find grace and mercy in our time of need.

*No matter what happens today, we are GOD’S elect. He has elected us to show His heart and to walk in His ways in the culture that surrounds us. We are called to walk in the challenging balance of grace and truth.

May we be filled with Christ’s Spirit today and our mouths given to praise and to believing, receiving prayer. God IS faithful and He has us firmly in His hand. We will not fear. We will not doubt. We will not hate.

“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders.” Deuteronomy 33:12

I remain your servant,


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  1. 1
    Leslie Young says:

    By the way, we’re finishing up “Stepping Up” tonight, election night, with a very diverse group of pilgrims! Thank God that His unifying spirit transcends politics!

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    Aunt_Nette says:

    I Thes. 5:17

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    Anonymous says:

    I am a Canadian but praying so much for our beloved neighbours south of our border.
    May your wonderful country turn her face one day once again soon to the One who alone is our righteousness.

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    Karen E says:

    Praising God with you for His glorious power and love!

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    Tiffany says:

    Thanks for posting this reminder! I was praying in my car on the way to work this morning…remembering and rejoicing that God is God…no matter what! He Still Reigns!

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    Yvonne says:


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    Luv2Praise says:

    Amen! Beth, as our family gathered to pray before voting this morning we truly felt uplifted. We know that whoever wins the election this evening it is God who will reign sovereign. We do not know what is in his plan but we know he is in control. Perhaps more hardships are down the road, more of us might have to go face down before him, which could bring a revival! Wouldn’t that be something to praise about!
    Praise Jesus!

    This is the first year that our whole family is eligible to vote. We are grateful that even though our youngest son is special needs his vote counts! He is able to make a determination of who he would like to see preside over our Country and make his voice heard.

    We were able to Pray together this morning, vote together and then go to breakfast to celebrate our first family voting experience. Praise God from whom all blessing flow!

    God Bless America!

    Luv2Praise, Lori

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    Kim Safina says:



    Waving the Red, White & Blue in California!!
    With "Heaven Bound" blessings,

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    Melinda says:

    A wonderful word that I wish we could know was being delivered to every U.S. citizen today.

    There is MUCH in which to rejoice, and NOTHING to fear with God in control. Amen?

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    Linda says:

    Thank you so much for these words to contemplate this day especially. I am so thankful God is in control. I have been praying for Him to help me to give respect to whomever He allows to be elected. Praise His name.

    Linda in Oregon

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    Elaine says:

    I do thank you for your words. This is a day that I have to admit I have dreaded. I have a lump in my throat considering what the outcome could be. My prayer has been that each person that goes in to vote would seek the Lord before casting their vote and of course, for God’s will to be done. All praise belongs to Him forever and always! And He IS our God!! And—YOU CAN”T CHANGE THAT!!!!!

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    Mandi says:

    Great post!

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    Anonymous says:

    Kim B. in Az

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    Heather says:

    Amen! May these truths permeate all hearts so that we will believe without doubting that God is our Soveriegn Lord and about all rulers and authorities.

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    Sandy S says:

    Thank you Beth for bringing us such comforting words. God is and always will remain on His throne!

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    fuzzytop says:

    Great words! Amen!

    I have been reminding myself that God is sovereign over all of these events, and whatever happens, His will WILL be done.

    Thanks Beth…


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    Anonymous says:

    Thank you, Beth, so much for your encouraging and uplifting words. I have had my eyes opened and my heart broken by so many hateful emails I have received over the past months from well-meaning friends who believe that only one candidate is the one Christians should choose. When all is said and done, presidents come and presidents go, but the King remains sovereign. We are citizens of America, but we are citizens of the High Country first and foremost!

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    thedunnshow says:

    Thanks Beth. Very true indeed.

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    Marni says:

    I always get nervous knots when big elections roll around. I get so sweaty-palmed at the thought of how our next leader could effect us.

    The scripture you posted was JUST the comfort I needed and the peace I needed to be reminded of. Thank you for that.

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    Anonymous says:

    Let’s ALL go do our civic duty today. It is an honor and privilage to vote in a free country.
    Let’s trust God with the result.

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    KDLOST says:

    I agree! And God’s will shall be done! ๐Ÿ™‚


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    Sandi C says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I prayed this morning on the way to work that God would reign and that I would remember that God is God and nothing can change that. Thank you for your obedience to post this.

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    Lisa says:

    Beth, God used your words to bring profound peace, the kind that surpasses all understanding, over so many of us.

    The enemy is tempting me into worry, but I am choosing to believe God for something huge in this election. Whatever the outcome, I am at peace. And if this nation needs some serious weeding and pruning, which I believe it does, then I stand ready to defend the name of Jesus in whatever ways God calls me to. I am so thankful for you, and cannot wait to see you and your faithful team in PA next summer!

    Blessings and many thanks,

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    Anonymous says:

    Beth this was so my prayer and loving conviction last evening at our Small Group. We prayed purposely to ask God to stretch our minds and hearts to a place of peace and complete trust in HIM. Thank you for being His vessel of affirmation…He is SO ALIVE AND WELL with my soul!!!
    We love you Beth, Amanda and Melissa ~ your names are called out daily here in our home to the One we know LOVES US BEST!!!

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    Anonymous says:

    Thank you, Beth. Wise words indeed. I love that you titled your post Psalm 118:24; I woke up with that song/verse going through my mind, and always take those “songs in the night” as a sweet word from God for my day. I shared the verse with my husband and boys this morning, and have shared it with others to invite them to rejoice as well, no matter the outcome of this election. If Jesus could call His disciples to rejoice on the day He anticipated being mocked, beaten, and crucified, I can rejoice on a day our next president is chosen, no matter who that will be.

    I also so appreciate your statement: “We will not fear.” I have allowed fear to have mastery in my heart and mind and life far too long. Just the other day I read in 1 Peter 2:6 that as women, we are “Sarah’s children” if we “do good and do not fear ANYTHING that is frightening.” That is a tall order, but I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. So I am choosing Him today; holding on to the spirit of daughtership and not the spirit of fear; and will rejoice and pray when tempted to worry. By His grace. Thank you again for your sweet service to us and your words of wisdom, strength, and encouragement. We love you! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Linda in MN

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    Patty says:

    Amen!! Thank you Beth!!

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    Yolanda says:

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

    Our God is an awesome God!

    He is FAITHFUL!

    He is the Lord of lords, and King of kings.

    HE IS IN CONTROL and I’m so thankful, that we are not.


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    Michelle V says:


    Thank you!


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    kara with a k says:

    What a blessing to read this today, thank you so much for the words of encouragment and wisdom.

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    Anonymous says:

    Oh girls, if you’re reading please pray. My husband has a ruptured disc in his back and is having an injection as we speak to hopefully ease some of the pain. Please pray that God would penetrate his mind with His promises of love and protection and bring ultimate comfort to his body as he endures this procedure.

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    tiggerdaisy says:

    What an awesome testimony of encouragment!

    Thank you!

    Prayers and blessings,

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    Melanie says:

    And God’s people said? Amen!

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    Anonymous says:

    I think perhaps America is about to have a taste of reality. May the kingdoms of this world become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ. Shalom

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    elaine @ peace for the journey says:

    Just what this weary pilgrim needed to hear this day. Thank you for your voice on a day when mine is wavering between faith and the flesh.


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    Katherine says:

    Thank you Beth for words of truth. We can find rest in His Word today even though we don’t know the outcome of this election. To Him be the glory forever and ever.

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    Siesta OC says:

    I am glad this is election day is over, I don’t think I could take any more. I know that the LORD has it all decided, and the election after this, should Jesus tarry. But I do find myself wanting to try to choose the best if I can, I wonder if my thirst for righteouness and obedience, dosen’t want to pick the “right” person. What an amazment, to vote and know that these are interesting, mind-blowing times.

    Blessings in HIM,


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    Dee says:

    Praise God that His mercy endures forever. Very early this morning, I went outside here in south Mississippi, while it was yet dark and met with God of the universe. He impressed upon my heart some of the very things you spoke of. He reminded me that He has it all figured out, and that He will be exalted in the earth. I’ve struggled with fear over this election and the perilous things that seem to loom on the horizon. Thank God that does hold us firmly. He exhorted me to sing praises to Him and be thankful and to encourage others along the way. Love to you, Deidra

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    Jackie says:

    Thank you.

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    SoonerAggieMom says:

    Thank you for your Biblical reminders on this very important day!

    Praying for you!!

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    Smelling Coffee says:

    Thank you for sharing this timely Word. He is the Prince of Peace… and ultimately, the government is on His shoulders.

    Phil.4:7 (Amplifiefd)
    “And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

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    Anonymous says:

    Amen, and Amen! I’ve been trying to teach my 7 y/o son about the political system, not just one man against another for a job. I thought I had done a good job; so, you can imagine my surprise when he informed his ENTIRE class at recess that anyone who voted for a particular candidate (yes, he used his name) would burn in Hell. So, then we had to go back to the Bible to see that voting preferences in the US does not lead to separation from God and eternal flames. I think I’ll use these verses toady to continue to drive home this point.
    Kim in Apex, NC

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    Inksstillwet says:

    As Revelation 7:12 declares so perfectly,

    “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever.

    Let us do this also to honor and glorify our Lord and Savior! Thank you Beth for these words of encouragement in this time for our country. All power and dominion belong to our God!

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    Mary Watkins says:

    Amen, dear Beth. Our God Reigns!

    Thank you for the encouragent this morning.


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    Anonymous says:

    Thanks, Beth. I know there are many besides me who needed that encouragement as we anticipate the outcome of this election. Praise God, He is in control and He knows the end from the beginning. I am praying that both Presidential candidates who claim to be Christians will experience God in a powerful and amazing way through this election season and that good will overpower evil in our country.

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    Kiki says:

    Thank you, Beth. I am going to pass this along to friends and family. The LORD will not be surprised by the outcome of this election, even if the rest of us are!

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    Abbasgirl says:

    Amen Dear Siesta,

    God is God, our govt is not. Let us remain in Jesus and He will remain in us. Let us praise His Mighty Name!

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    Anonymous says:

    Dearest Beth,

    You just have no idea how much I needed to hear that! Thank you for the reminder of the Truth and the strong confidence we who know Him can walk in.

    Love and blessings to you, dear sister,

    Gretchen in Thousand Oaks, CA

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    Anonymous says:


    Lawan Rivera
    Phil 4:8

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    Cheryl Barker says:

    Beth, I just voted and echo your thanks for living in a country where we have that privilege.

    This morning I read this from Jeremiah 27:5: “With my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth and its people and the animals that are in it, and I will give it to anyone I please.” It was a great reminder that God is in control, and we can rest in that knowledge regardless of who wins the election. So thankful we can trust Him!!

    p.s. I love that verse in Deuteronomy, too!

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    MITZI says:

    Thank you Sister, I need this today. I am printing it and saving it in my Bible to remind me when i become discouraged with things happening around me in my part of the country. My God Reigns!!

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