Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Psalm 37:1-2
Elections can send us into mass panic. When competing candidates or philosophies are vying for control of a city, state, province, or nation, it creates a widespread sense of uncertainty and trepidation. But nothing should distress the believer. God controls the events of history. He makes short work of evildoers, and He tells us to fret not.
When the American Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia, Reverend Jacob Duché led them in prayer. He said, “Be Thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honorable assembly; enable them to settle things on the best and surest foundation.…That order, harmony and peace may be effectually restored, and that truth and justice, religion and piety, prevail and flourish amongst the people.”1
Let’s pray for God to guide our leaders and to remind them of the power of His providence over all of life. And remember: “Do not fret—it only causes harm” (Psalm 37:8).
O Lord our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings, and Lord of lords, who dost from Thy throne behold all the dwellers on earth…look down in mercy, we beseech Thee, on [us]. Jacob Duché
- Reverend Jacob Duché, “First Prayer of the Continental Congress, 1774,” https://chaplain.house.gov/archive/continental.html.
Psalm 37 • Wise Living in a Crooked Generation