This election did not turn out as millions had hoped. However, the results are as God knew they would be. While I may not understand why, I take solace in trusting that God does. The final count surprised many, but God, my Father, is never surprised. The fact that he allowed this candidate to win means He has a purpose that is yet to be revealed.

As I sat and reflected on the outcome, the Lord brought aits-the-day-after few Scriptures to mind:

  1. Psalm 33:11-14 (NASB)
    11 the counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of His heart from generation to generation. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance. 13 The LORD looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men; 14 From His dwelling place He looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth. . .
  2. Psalm 34:7-8 (NASB)
    7 the angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him and rescues them.
    8 O taste and see that the LORD is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
  3. James 1:19-20 (NLT)
    19 understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.

So what does it all mean? It Means:

We must accept what God allows.

The Most High, Sovereign God has not left His throne no matter who ascends to the White House.

We must listen and hear while being slow to speak and get angry.

We cannot mock our leader privately or publicly, lest we grieve the Holy Spirit.

The Lord IS with us. We need only take refuge in Him.

We must pray for our new leader and those who would give him counsel.

What Happens Next?

I am convinced that God will get the glory and His will concerning this nation shall be done. This election is not about the current President-elect. It is about us as a people. The Lord now has our collective attention. How we move forward as people of God will say more about us than about the next president. Do we trust God? Do we believe that even in this, God’s will was done and God’s hand is still with us?

Now is the time to pray and seek God’s face like never before.

Will the remnant arise? Will the intercessors awake? Will the watchman get back on the wall? The future of our nation depends on it.

11 Response Comments

  • Mary LouNovember 11, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Thank you for this message to call to prayer!

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  • Daniel ThorntonNovember 11, 2016 at 8:22 am

    This is a great article and I will be one of the ones who will rise up and be Praying for our People, the nation, and the new Prez-elect. Our country needs it, but most of all the people have to come together and live in the Peace of our Almighty God.

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  • Lisa RobinsonNovember 11, 2016 at 11:22 am

    More than ever we must “Trust God from the bottom of our heart; don’t try to figure out everything on our own. Listen for God’s voice in everything we do, everywhere we go; He’s the one who will keep us on track. Don’t assume that we know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! So that our bodies will glow with health, our very bones will vibrate with life! Proverbs 3: 5-8 (MSG)

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  • Mrs. CNovember 11, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I release pent up anger, frustration, and sadness to God to make room for His healing power to restore my soul. Hoarding anything not of Him is stopping the flow of grace and mercy and forgiveness and healing and joy and compassion and peace. Thy kingdom come, Lord, thy will be done.

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  • Natasha BeeneNovember 11, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I love this article! “How we move forward as people of God will say more about us than about the next president.” We will either reveal how powerful our God really is or how weak our faith is. We can’t afford to straddle the fence. We either believe that no matter the outcome of this or any election, we are blessed because our God is God or we don’t. Admittedly, this was not the result I wanted but I love your pointers Angela. “Now is the time to pray and seek God’s face like never before.”

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  • LydiaNovember 11, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    Yes!!!! And, will the LABORER get back in the vineyard?!?! Faith without works is dead. After we seek His face, we need to go where He send us.

    Thanks for this wise word, Ma’am!

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    • angelawisewordNovember 11, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      I agree with you wholeheartedly! Pray AND work. The two go hand in hand. It’s not enough to just pray; we must watch and work. We must use our voices to speak truth to power, not just to curry favor or complain.

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  • NicoleNovember 11, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    “How we move forward as people of God will say more about us than about the next president.” Absolutely. Thanks so much for the admonition. Back up onto the wall I go!

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  • VernetteNovember 11, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Love it!!!! Everyone should post those scriptures on the mirrors of their hearts! Especially James 1:19-20!!
    19 understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.

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  • SWSNovember 12, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Thank You. Thank You Thank You! The body of Christ needs this and these scriptures and reminder of what we are called to do more now than ever as the Word of the Lord is fulfilled. We are the salt and light!

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  • Marlene A. BoryszewskiNovember 12, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    This blog post, Angela, was excellent! We, as the body of Christ, must trust the Lord is Sovereign over all! It, truly, is about US, as a body of believers, and how we move forward in unity praying for those in authority over us. We are the light of the world and if ever there was a time for our light to shine, in the midst of the darkness around us, it surely is now! And we shine brightest when we walk together in unity and love despite our differences. I love how you ended it with: “Will the remnant arise? Will the intercessors awake? Will the watchman get back on the wall? The future of our nation depends on it.” I agree with you wholeheartedly so I say amen and amen! God bless you!

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