Last night, after the voting stopped, I fed our two dogs and then took them outside into the back yard. While standing under the starry sky, I raised my hands up toward the heavens and prayed.
I prayed for the Lord’s will to be done in this presidential election. Then I praised God for His goodness, His mercy, His grace, His love, and His many blessings. I began naming my blessings, the many things I have to be grateful for. As I thanked God for my dear husband who loves me so very much, with my face raised toward the night sky, I saw a shooting star!
This crazy year and contentious election has been hard on my PTSD at times. But when I pray, when I praise the Lord Jesus, when I remember the many things I have to be grateful for, and when I think about how awesome and mighty our Creator is, then peace and joy flood my soul, washing away my fears.
During my agnostic/atheist years, I was a MESS. But today, it is well with my soul!
After the 2016 election, a blogger friend from Cameroon, Africa, sent me a phone text in the middle of the night asking who had won the presidency. I replied that Donald Trump had won the most electoral votes.
This time, there’s no telling when we will have a declared winner. But in my heart I know this is true: God is forever on His throne, regardless of who is living in the White House.
Today is a brand new day, the first day of the rest of our lives. And today: It Is Well With My Soul!