“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”  Hebrews 13:8

Today is less about me and more about a people that finds hope in leadership.  Regardless of your political preference the realization and level of dependence upon others has become strikingly apparent in our country.  It is without doubt that change is imminent, in my lifetime or throughout the lifetime of my children.  Leaders will come and go, decisions made beyond my influence will be made and how we “deal” with the tides of consequence as they repeatedly make their way to shore matters most.  Some swell to heights too great to describe, while others will roll ashore in the quiet and stillness of the night — either way, they make their way to shore and retreat back to the depths with grains of sand in hand.  Every wave, every break takes with it a part of the peaceful, tranquil place — until nothing remains.  So empty!

Praise the Lord it doesn’t have to be this way!  Thank God for His place in our lives out of the love He has for His children!  You see, God has taught us that nothing remains when it is built on sand.  While on the surface it seems firm and stable, it quickly erodes, battered by the storms that pound us every day.  The answer?  He is the answer!  When we trust in the One who is the Rock, we can rest assured our lives will not crumble.  It will withstand the storms each day brings, it will endure the pounding waves and stand against the prevailing winds that shift with the tides.

You see, regardless of who’s in charge — at the top of the political pyramid or on the ground — one thing remains . . . my God, the God of the universe and the One who sent His Son — King of Kings and Lord of Lords . . . remains on the throne TODAY!  He was there yesterday . . . He is there today . . . and He will be there tomorrow!  And, in case this is not enough . . . His word tells me I’m seated there with Him every day!  This is something we can “take to the bank.”

“The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me? 

The Lord is with me; he is my helper.  I will look in triumph on my enemies.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.

. . . This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  Psalm 118:6-9,24

by:  Mark Cruver

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