my hope

Election Day!

I actually voted about a week ago, but today I’m feeling the Election Day nerves set in.  Like I posted on a friend’s Facebook status earlier, I have always wanted “my” candidate to win, but this year I feel more of a sense of desperation about it.

I honestly don’t see how another four years like the past four could be good for the nation.

And then…

I think about the fact that regardless of who wins, the Lord is accomplishing his will! He IS drawing people nearer to himself… maybe even more so through the hard times.

Some things that are keeping my focus from dwelling in fear…

1.  No cable!

Yes, folks.  Turns out that having no access to the 24/7 coverage is a blessing.  I am not being consumed by the negativity & speculation that will be going on alllllllll day. 😉

2.  Grace!

Some friends finally got to hold their sweet baby Grace yesterday in China!  Click here for the Gotcha Day story, and be prepared to cry. 🙂  I’ve been so excited to see them finally hold their little girl!

3.  Underwear!

Okay, maybe a bit odd, but a few weeks ago I tried intensive potty training, and really, it’s just not for me. 🙂  I know some people are hard-core potty trainers, but I’m just not.  I basically gave up & rested in the knowledge that he won’t go to kindergarten in diapers!  This week, he’s decided that he’s ready, and he’s done it all on his own!  From diapers to underwear in 36 hours…  praise the Lord!

big boy in big boy underwear!

4.  Clean House!

As anyone who really, really knows me well (or has just met me) can tell you, I’m a bit of a clean-freak.  My best cleaning comes when I need to de-stress.  Needless to say, my house will probably be sparkling by the end of the day.  🙂

5.  My Hope!

I know that it may seem cliche, but really, my hope is not in the results of this election.  I mean, I do hope my guy will win.  But, if the other guys wins, I am not going to wallow in despair.  MY hope is in the LORD!  In Him I will choose to place my fears and doubts, knowing that he will carry them for me; and he WANTS to carry them for me!

This IS the day the Lord has made!  I WILL rejoice and be glad in it!  Psalm 118:24

(oh… and “O Lord, save us; grant us success.”  vs. 25)  🙂

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