The United States Supreme Court failed the American people once again. I was not too surprised, but very disappointed. CWA CEO and President Penny Nance said it well, “It is a sad day in America when nine unelected justices think themselves so powerful that they dare overturn the votes of millions of Americans who went to the voting booth to preserve marriage as it has been understood throughout history, the union between one man and one woman.”
I opened my Bible this morning and prayed that God would give me some spiritual insight into these troubling times. I was looking for hope and peace that surpasses these discouraging times. I began with the story of Jacob returning to the Promised Land full of fear of his brother’s revenge (Genesis 7-9). Though we have been standing on the promise of 2 Chronicles 7:14 about humbling ourselves and God will heal our land, many of us have feared this decision of the Supreme Court.
In Psalm 50:15, God promises to deliver us. We can stand strong on this promise. Zechariah 13:9 is about the refinement of His people. God loves us so much that He takes time to clean us up and refine us until we are clean and whole; through the Holy Spirit He does this. Just picture Him with a soft white cloth gently rubbing the grime off of us.
1 Peter 1:6 speaks of a season of heaviness. There are valleys through which we must go. Our suffering is nothing like the One who went to the Cross for us and rose again in three days as the Victor.
As trials come and go in our lives, let us continually dwell on the only true hope. Our hope is not in a Christian nation. Our hope is not in a unified church standing on Biblical values. Our hope is not in external peace. Our hope is in Jesus Christ our Savior and Eternal Companion. We are not of this world.
Now is not a time to feel defeated for we have already won because He Lives! Let us praise the Lord with a loud strong voice.