The more things change, the more they stay the same.

This old French saying seems like someone talking out of both sides of their mouth.  Someone who is confused and not making sense.  Changing but staying the same.  What does that even mean?

As election day is upon us, I can tell you what I think that means.  History will be made today no matter who wins the Presidential election.  Either someone with no formal government experience will be president or the first female president will be elected.   The sentiment across America seems to be one of fear for whoever will be in charge.  Things are changing in America.

But Isaiah 41:10 says “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

No matter who is elected President of this great country or elected to any office in this country, God is still in control.  He continues to show Himself to us everywhere – in the big things and in the little things.  No matter if your choice of candidate wins or not, don’t give up on America.  Don’t give up on God.  He has a plan.  Jeremiah 29:11 says “For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm  you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

But God doesn’t stop at verse 11.  He continues in verse 12 calling us to action.  “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

It doesn’t mean we will always get our way, but God will listen and no matter what, His plans are not to harm us, but to give us hope and a future. He will make good out of anything.  He WILL be glorified in it all.  Look around today and see His mighty hand at work.  Hebrews 13:8 declares “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

God is on the throne, folks.  The more things change, the more GOD stays the same. And when we all realize that, this country will be great again.