Posted by: bshelley | July 15, 2008

Seeking God’s Heart- by Bryan Shelley

Audio Version: seeking-gods-heart-psalm-33_17

Today’s Verse: Psalm 33:17 A horse is a false hope for victory; Nor does it deliver anyone by its great strength. NASB

Well, you might be wondering if I am about to go off on horse racing or para mutual betting or something. Hmm, maybe another day. It is tempting indeed. My wife mentioned this morning in response to all the political news flowing in this year that we need to remember to be praying for the election and our country. We are no doubt in some difficult times right now. The economy is stalling, the housing market is tanking, banks are starting to fold and congress argues over what color to paint the fire hydrants in Washington DC or some other worthy pursuit. We can and should write our representatives and offer up some advice from the real world requesting they redirect their attention to something a bit more helpful than additional taxes. But, for us who are in Christ, our hope and assurance is in God who promises to provide for His children. We are not one under congress or one under the President, but rather, one under God. Mere men will let us down. They pursue their own selfish and political agendas. To place our trust in a candidate is wishful thinking. Not that we don’t need to carefully consider the options for representation in the light of God’s standards and make godly choices at the voting booth, but our trust and faith need be in almighty God. He is our rock in the stormy seas. He is a light in the darkness of a fallen world. Now is a time when others are scrambling crying out, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling,” that we can put forth a powerful testimony of faith that God will carry the day regardless. We can show that we have an unshakable demeanor that in Him we will emerge victorious, delivered by His great strength. Yes, pray for our country and pray for our leaders, but know that victory is in God’s hands. In God we trust.



  1. Nice post. God bless you, Doylene

  2. Psalm 20:7
    Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the Lord our God!

    Scary times….but the battle is HIS.
    Continuing in prayer….

  3. Story about this at our blog- even has horses in it!

    Scott and Josie Gwin
    Wild Horse Hope Ministries

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