Growing up listening to the wise testimonies of my elder brothers and sisters, one that rings true and has always stayed with me is that of the late Sister Pauline Kowalczyk. Sister Pauline immigrated to the U.S. from Poland. Barely 5 feet tall, she frequently wore a long coat and was known for her fashionable hats. Most importantly, she gave a powerful testimony, greater than her stature.
Sister Pauline cherished her right to vote. After election cycles, she would boldly say in broken English, “Pray for the president!” I can hear her voice as I quote the words.
There is no greater time than the present to follow our sister’s godly advice. As the newly elected president, Donald Trump, will be inaugurated tomorrow, he definitely needs our prayers in leading the country.
As President Trump has expressed confidence in his role, I am reminded of Psalm 118:8 “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.”
As humans, we fail. Promises are made and broken. Placing our ultimate trust in the Lord is always best and allows us to rest assured that the Lord is in control and will deliver on His promises.
Many people vote for a political candidate with the hope that he or she will deliver the country from some issue, whether it be providing jobs, giving tax breaks, funding education, developing unity across party lines, etc. Although all these promises are made with good intent, they don’t always come through, and people are left carrying their burdens.
Another scripture that comes to mind is Matthew 11:28-30, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Speaking from personal experience, I can truly say that at times of desperation, when I cast my burdens on my Lord and Savior, He truly lightens my load. He has provided jobs during times of unemployment and granted me peace through that time of uncertainty. I find rest within my soul, but only through God’s grace.
So let’s be reminded to place our confidence in the Lord and cast our burdens on Him because His promises are true. Hand in hand with this, let’s follow Sister Pauline’s wise advice, and pray for the president.
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 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
 Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,
 The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.
 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
Hi Sis Linda
You need to update your bio, I believe it’s Sis Cat
Enjoyed your post. Good reminder.
Very good blog and so true! This is God’s promised land so we always need to pray for the person/people in charge of it.