Thy will be done.

Basically speaking, 73.8 million prayers were lifted. The realist in me has come, sort of, to a reconciliation that the Biden/Harris ticket won. All that’s left to do is the crying.

It’s especially hard, I think, for Christians who do firmly believe in the power of prayer. How do we ‘measure’ the effectiveness of prayers against actualities not of our choosing? While we may be hurting, I think it’s important to step back and look at things dispassionately.

First of all, America has been moving in this direction for quite some time. We did little to recognize it, let alone stop it. We just went along because, well, we’re busy and who has time to work these things out while juggling kids and work and family issues and the day to day trials and tribulations of the work a day world. Secondly, who could have foreseen the tremendous accomplishments of President Trump when he assumed power four years ago – did any one of us think he’d have such breath-taking success?

The thing to remember, when we scratch our heads and wonder if God has deserted us, is that for God, this is all just one long day. He sees the beginning, the middle, and the end of all things all at one time. He knows and sees what we can never know and see. There is always a reason. There is always the fulfillment of His plan. This turn of events may be a chastening; it may have an outcome, over the next four years, that we simply can’t imagine. But whatever the future holds, He is still in charge and ultimately, His will will be done – on earth, as it is in heaven.

So, as folks say, buck up, buttercup. He’s given us the strength to get through all that we’ve surmounted throughout our lives and we’ve lived through tough times as a country and we will, with His help, get through this as well. Don’t stop praying for our country; don’t stop praying for the President of the United States no matter who he or she may be; don’t stop praying for our governments and the people who man them. He hears us. But always remember, “THY will be done”

10 Responses to Thy will be done.

  1. Scoop says:

    Excellent Audre. Along the same line of thought my co-author just posted the following today:

    https://smokeofsatan.wordpress.com/2020/12/29/get-with-the-grit/

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    • audremyers says:

      Thanks for your kind words, Scoop.

      And thank you for the link to Get with the grit. Between my little piece and the larger, stronger Grit, I think we see two halves of the whole.

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  2. Alys Williams says:

    Yes Audre, His will, will be done. In the UK we are heading back into full scale lockdown by the look of things and the numbers of us anti lockdowners seem as voices crying in the wilderness. What will be left of the UK when, and if, all this crap is over, remains to be seen but I am thoroughly depressed by it all. There are strong voices opposing what is happening although not enough of them: foremost being Peter Hitchens and our beloved Laura Perrins from Conservative Woman who has teamed up with James Delingpole to put out a series of podcasts about the Covid situation. However too many people seem to be sleepwalking into unquestioning acquiesence but we have to put our trust in God to know what is right and to guide us through this most difficult time. I have never felt so pessimistic about the UK though.

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  3. the unit says:

    Think you’ve called it like it’s going to be.
    I’ll just object to being misunderdispensednondispassionately. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

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