When will it all stop? When is all this noise going to calm down and when will people start behaving appropriately? I don’t know. I find myself becoming agitated at the false news reports, all the criticizing and condemnation. I have been wondering and pondering how I personally can make a difference in all this turmoil. Let me share what I sense the Lord is saying:
#1. Pray. 1 Thess. 5:17 says “Pray without ceasing.” This is a good season to practice this verse, although many of us have already been doing such for the past number of months leading up to the election. Pray for the plans and purposes of God for our nation to come into fruition. Pray for the USA to unite, reconcile and heal. 2 Chronicles 7:14 “and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ”
#2. Treat others with respect and kindness. Luke 6:31 says, “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.” If each of us follows this principle then we will be contributing to our nation being healed. To be kind to others and respectful is not dependent on whether we are in agreement with each other’s philosophy. It is dependent on the love of God in our own heart and thereby flowing through us into others.
#3. Carry peace. Matthew 5:9 says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” As kingdom carriers, we carry peace. It is a fruit of the Spirit. We can release the peace of God into our environment and still the storm. Jesus spoke to the storm and said, “Peace, be still!” Let’s speak peace, carry it and release it. The world needs it.