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,


200 Responses to “Psalm 118:24”

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  1. 101
    Barbara says:

    Thank you for those wonderful words. Amen!

  2. 102
    vicki says:

    You are a comfort Beth. Here is a verse from my bible study earlier.
    Titus 3:1-2, NLT, Remind the believers to yield to the authority of rulers and government leaders, to obey them, to be ready to do good,to speak no evil about anyone, to live in peace, and to be gentle and polite to all people.

    God has blessed us greatly with your ministry.

  3. 103
    Anonymous says:

    Last week, our daughter prayed:

    …and make whoever gets elected a GOOD President.”


  4. 104
    thouartloosed says:

    Thank you, Beth.

  5. 105
    Anonymous says:

    WhoooHooo!! Amen and Amen!! Our God is a great God and we have no reason to fear!! He will work everything out and that is so encouraging!! Your words are excellent….but after all they are God’s words …right???
    Thank you Mama Beth!!!
    Bible Bunny in NO MI

  6. 106
    Anna says:

    Amen! Thank you so much Beth! I will be forwarding this to my family and friends as a reminder.

    Your ministry means so much to me. Thank you for being such a faithful servant of our Christ!

    Love you!!

  7. 107
    Becky says:

    and Thank you for those words

    Attalla, AL

  8. 108
    Anonymous says:

    Amen. Thank you Dear Beth for this TRUTH. Living in the Kingdom NOW & for all eternity…

  9. 109
    Anonymous says:

    I have been listening to your Daniel seriesin my car for months… just playing the chapters over and over. Today (coincidentally) you were discussing Daniel 10(?) and the “wild” things that are going on in the heavenlies, and the ministering angels for elected officials. May God’s “heavenlies” do some “wild” things tonight!

  10. 110
    jglenn says:

    I think it’s so awesome to receive this reminder. We all have our own favorite for who we think would be best, but to realize that “God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts and ways are higher than our ways” should give us all a “peace that passes understanding”.

    I’m personally looking forward to tomorrow when I can begin praying for the one He has chosen. Isn’t it awesome to realize that no matter who it is, we are not without hope. Both candidates are only men and God is able to lift up either one of them and use them for His glory. Amen?

  11. 111
    hisfivefooter says:

    Amen to that! I spent last night at a prayer service here in the Seattle area. Went in a bit on the upset side, came out in victory, Praise Jesus. I agree with you 100%! Thank you!
    Lisa in Kirkland, WA

  12. 112
    Anonymous says:

    I am a political junkie, and have worked for one of the campaigns…I have to admit, I have been anxious for something…My daughter reminded me to find my coping mechanism if things do not go well with the results of this election. Thank you for taking me to the verses that will help me cope! He is in control, and my prayer will be for His peace regardless of the outcome. Thank you for the reminder.

  13. 113
    Dawn New says:

    Good bless you for sharing this with everyone. The truth of the word brings peace.

  14. 114
    Missy says:

    Thanks so much for that, Beth, and Amen! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 115
    Dionna says:

    Man, I was hunting all over for that verse in Daniel to put on my blog today! I couldn’t for the life of me remember where it was. So I had to paraphrase. But, I’ll know now for in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. 116
    Longmeadow Mama says:

    Wow, I really am God’s elect. I’ve never thought of it that way before. I love it!

  17. 117
    Kristen says:

    Thank you! We all need to be reminded of that today.

  18. 118
    cschaade1 says:

    wow! What an amazing way to put it. I’ve been thinking about that a lot.. and your words are perfect comfort for me and for all of us that just want God’s will.. no matter what the outcome, he will always take care of us and it all works out. We have the victory in the end.

  19. 119
    Just To Praise Him... says:

    He is still on the throne and there is no threat of Him ever being dethroned, never!!! Thank you for the reminder of what we should be thankful of today…


  20. 120
    lovin Him says:

    Bless you Beth – all praise to God for His words of encouragement through you! As I’ve been crying out to Him and reminding Him that even though we deserve judgment – He is a God who delights to show mercy so I beg for mercy on our stiff necked nation who are like sheep without a Shepherd who have gone astray. Yet I know without a doubt that He reigns with Wisdom, Power and Love – he truly is an AWESOME GOD and come what may, He is Faithful to work all things for our good!

  21. 121
    Empty Nest Full Life says:

    You are a tremendous blessing. I am in the Breaking Free BS right now, and it has been an enormous help. This is my second time, and I actually believe I a starting to break free, praise the Lord!

  22. 122
    MissCaron says:

    AMEN Siesta! Amen.

  23. 123
    Victoria says:

    Thank you!


  24. 124
    Pennies In My Pocket says:



  25. 125
    Carrie says:

    Thank you for reminding us that God has a plan, is in control, sees the “big picture” and calls us as followers of Christ to respect those He has put in authority.

  26. 126
    Anonymous says:

    Man, did I ever need that.

    Thank you,

  27. 127
    Katie says:

    Thank you for writing this. Everyone around me is so concerned about this election and I have been looking for some verses to speak Truth to me about this time…

    Also, did you hear the story about the pastor who said that God told Him to tell Sarah Palin that God was going to use her to be the next Esther, and in a wild chain of events was able to tell her himself? I don’t know if its true or not…just thought I would mention it though.

    I love you!

  28. 128
    Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much Beth for these words. I have been making myself physically sick with the worry and stress over today’s election. You have brought it all back in to perspective for me. God is in control and He has a plan. Who am I to think I know what’s better than our Lord Almighty. I really needed to hear this reassurance.

  29. 129
    Susan Murphy says:

    Amen and I voted and the Lord is in charge! God Bless you all.

  30. 130
    Anonymous says:

    GOD is still in control! I remind myself of this when things are going badly or just roughly. He alone knows what the future holds.

    Thank you to President Bush for being such a faithful president and a man of integrity standing by his faith and on his faith….I love this man and have so much respect for him and Laura!!

  31. 131
    Erin says:

    Thank you. Just what I needed to hear today.

  32. 132
    Cindy in Ferndale says:

    Good word, we all need to remember and be thankful for all the things we have here in this country.
    God is in control
    luv ya…Cindy

  33. 133
    Megan says:

    Thank you to the Canadian siesta who is praying for the US. How awesome to have that kind of support! God bless you!

  34. 134
    Abby says:

    the last thing my preacher said sunday morning before he prayed and dismissed us

    “no matter who is elected president, no matter who is the next VP, no matter who sits in the county commissioners office or the supreme court as a judge, when we wake up on wednesday, God is still King.”

    what peace HE brings..thank you Jesus.

  35. 135
    Lori Chandler says:

    Thank you so much. I needed this tonight. My soul seems tired and sad…

  36. 136
    Dianne says:

    Thank you so much! Amen and Amen!

  37. 137
    Anonymous says:

    Amen, Amen! Thanks Beth for those encouraging words.

    Our church is half through the study of “Stepping Up”. At the end of our Bible study we had a time of prayer for our election. The scripture that was prayed over this election was Psalam 125. Very powerful.

    Devonne, ID

  38. 138
    mamank says:

    thank you for putting in words what my spirit has been praying all day long and for reminding us not to fear…we serve the sovereign God of all things! May he be glorified, and may we be found faithful at his coming!

  39. 139
    lavonda says:

    This is the peace I’ve been resting in the last few days.

    Thank you for voicing it so eloquently.

    much love,

  40. 140
    Dana says:

    Just what this soul needed today! Thank you for reminding us of SO much! Our God is good – ALWAYS!

  41. 141
    Vicki Sandifer says:

    Good Stuff! Amen!

  42. 142
    Jill_in_AL says:

    Love your choice of scriptures. His word brings peace, hope and security. Thank you, Beth.

  43. 143
    Lauri W. says:

    Thank you for the reminders of the promises.

    Also thanks for the post from vicki for Titus 3:1-2.

    Amen and Amen


  44. 144
    Georgia Jan says:

    Beth: You always have a timely word in season.

    I love this verse from Proverbs 28:2 (Amplified)

    When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but when the ruler is a man of discernment, understanding, and knowledge, its stability will long continue.

    God Bless You,
    Much love,
    Georgia Jan

  45. 145
    marnie says:


    Thank you so much for this–it is exactly what we all need today.


  46. 146
    marnie says:


    Thank you so much for this–it is exactly what we all need today.


  47. 147
    Paige Raney says:

    As I was leaving my voting place today, I just started to cry a bit in my car. Now, how many people on the planet can say – they get to do that? Vote. I just felt so privileged, so humbled, so thankful. I’m a teacher so tonight I’ll be coloring the states red and blue with my own children (my students are doing it for homework). In my heart, though, I’ll be rejoicing that while a new man takes the White House, God is still the incumbent and permanent ONE on the throne. Love you, Beth Moore. You keep it coming.

    Paige in Alabama

  48. 148
    Dionna says:

    Man, I was hunting all over for that verse in Daniel to put on my blog
    today! I couldn’t for the life of me remember where it was. So I had to
    paraphrase. But, I’ll know now for in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. 149
    Speaking Thru Me Ministries says:

    amen sister!!! thank you for the reminders!!! I sit and wait… still praying!!!

    Love all, Leigh

  50. 150
    HIS Daughter says:

    Thank you Beth. It was just what I needed to “hear”.

    GOD is Sovereign. No matter what comes after seeing the results being decided this night….GOD is still in control.

    No matter that this chemo makes me sick and nothing I planned for “GOD” is working – HE ALONE is Sovereign and HE knows what HE plans and that stands above all else.

    HE is my all.

    Love and Prayers to all of you and our Siestas’,

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