Election year can be a disturbing time for many people. We have strong feelings about who the next President should be. We may even have feelings of doom and gloom should the “wrong” person be elected. But the truth of the matter is God is in control. All the time. Not just today or tomorrow, but every day. We know that He has a plan for each of us and if we walk in that plan, we will be safe—one way or the other.
Complete the following study guides with an eye towards how God gives you comfort in times like these.
□ Read Hebrews 13:5. What comfort do you receive from reading this verse?
□ Read Romans 8:28. What is the promise God makes to you in Romans 8:28? What is required of you in order to have the guarantee of that promise?
□ Read John 14:27. What does Jesus give that can help in times of turmoil?
□ Read John 10:27-28 and Romans 8:39. Combining the truth from both of these scriptures, what is the assurance the
believer can count on?
□ Read Philippians 4:8 and then v.7. What exercise can we do on our part to bring about the peace of spirit that God so freely offers?
□ Read Philippians 4:19. What truth can you cling to from this verse in times of need?
□ Read Philippians 4:13. What can you do? And how?
□ Read Philippians 3:13-14. What is the ultimate end of perseverance through the tough times?
□ Read Proverbs 3:5. What must we not lean on? What should we lean on instead? With what outcome?
These are but a few of the comfort verses God gives in the Bible. As you study, make your own list and keep it always before you. You will find comfort in His words.