10 Encouraging Scriptures to Remember During Election 2016

Whatever the outcome of election 2016, one thing is clear: God is in control

When it comes to fear, God’s Word is the one sure antidote. May we turn there as we ponder election 2016. For starters, here are ten passages that remind us that God remains sovereign, even during election 2016

 

With election 2016 looming, it can be tempting to worry about the future of our nation. What will our country’s society, economy, and political landscape look like in four years?

It’s hard to predict, and easy to worry, about the answer to this question. But whatever the outcome of election 2016, one thing is clear: God is in control. The Bible reveals that He rules the world. Our Lord assures us that He ordains governments, rulers, and nations. He will defeat all earthly and spiritual powers that defy Him or oppose His followers.

When it comes to fear, God’s Word is the one sure antidote. May we turn there as we ponder election 2016. For starters, here are ten passages that remind us that God remains sovereign, even during election 2016:

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7, ESV)

“Nations will fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth will fear your glory.” (Psalm 102:15, ESV)

“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39, ESV)

“The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Come, behold the works of the Lord, how he has brought desolations on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. ‘Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!’” (Psalm 46:6-10, ESV)

“They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.” (Revelation 17:14, ESV)

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