Lifting Up Each Others Hands

While on the way to Mount Sinai, the Children of Israel were attacked by the Amalekites. Moses stood on the top of a nearby hill with his rod lifted up in his hands. As long as Moses lifted up his hand or hands, Joshua and the Israelites were winning. But, when Moses grew tired and let his hands down the Amalekites began to win. So Aaron and Hur provided a rock for Moses to sit on, and they each held up one of the arms of Moses – and the Children of Israel defeated the Amalekites. (Exodus 17:8-13)

This is an example of not giving up, of not “letting our hands down,” and the importance of supporting each other. Even the secular world recognizes that we are now living in a time of stress, fear and uncertainty. As Christians, these terms should not apply to us. We are instructed to lay our problems before the Lord (Psalm 27:14, Psalm 55:22, Philippians 4:6-7, John 16:33) – He will take care of the stress. We are told to “fear not” about sixty times in the King James Version of the Bible. And, as Christians, we are certain of the final outcome. The Lord God will have the victory!

Right now, today, our nation is stressed over the outcome of the November 3rd election, specifically the presidential election. The media, which is not the final authority, has declared one candidate to be the winner, but all the votes have not been counted. We do not know the outcome, but the Most High God does, and His Will will be done.

Leading up to November 3rd, many of us were praying for an honest election. That does not seem to have happened. It appears that many state election boards are delaying reporting the results. There are stories of suppressed ballots, and mysterious ballots appearing in the middle of the night. The question of fraud must be resolved for the people of our nation to continue to have confidence in the system. Whether these stories of suppressed or added ballots are correct or not, fear not, the Lord knows.

As Christians, we desire that the Lord’s Will come to pass. We desire that truth and justice prevail. Therefore, do not let down your “prayer arms.” Support the Brothers and Sisters whose arms are tired, and continue to beseech to Lord.

Please continue to approach the Lord’s Throne of Grace in prayer. Pray for Truth to prevail. Pray for justice in our land. Pray for the Lord’s mercy on a rebellious people, and on a Church that has grown weak. Pray for peace in our land. Pray that the Lord’s Will be done, whether it is as we desire or not, for His Will is perfect. We may not understand, for His ways are much, much higher than our ways. (Isaiah 55:8-9) Pray for victory for the Lord!

Praise the Lord for His perfect plan and His perfect Will.

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