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Scripture for the times

At church this morning, a responsive reading caught me as being perfect for our times. Many of us, disappointed over the direction of our country, are full of all sorts of emotions. Despair and anger do not need to be among them. We need to remember that everything is in the hands of God. It is Him that is ultimately in control. He placed Obama in office, and as counterintuitive as it seems, He is responsible for Nancy Pelosi being Speaker of the House. We must trust that everything will work for His glory. So on that note, this is Lamentations 3:17-18, 21-24 (NLT)

Peace has been stripped away, and I have forgotten what prosperity is. I cry out, “My splendor is gone! Everything I had hoped for from the Lord is lost!”

Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him!”

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