Unlike the government God never shuts down

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Leaders come and go. Governments also come and go. And sometimes, even when a government is still in place, it may decide to shut down for a time. Be thankful that the Lord of heaven and earth never sleeps, never shuts down, never ceases to care for his people. 


While our elected officials struggle to govern and appear to search for a way forward, God still maintains his sovereign control over not only our country, but the far reaches of the Universe as well.  God’s commitments are sure and are not influenced by public opinion or elections. Truly this is something to be thankful for as Washington tries to find its way. This is something you can share with your children; peace comes from knowing that the Lord of Lords and King of Kings reigns even now at the right hand of his Father. Praise God!



I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?


My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.


He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;


indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.


The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;


the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.


The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;


the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.


Psalm 121

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.