When we hear about the problems we’re facing, as a nation it’s very easy to get discouraged. From corruption, the unaccountability of leaders, to people inciting violence against their neighbours, and so on, peace seems far-fetched. It’s easy to completely give up hope in Kenya, and our prayers can feel like an echo in the wind. But Psalms 33 puts everything into perspective, saying that though are small, we pray to a big God. He is the one who foils the plans of the nations and blesses the people who hope in Him.
It is easy to take peace for granted when we have it you know? I mean, look at countries around us that have suffered the devastating effects of war. Even here, we still feel the effects of loss caused by the post-election violence of 2007 in Kenya. With all these flaws though, this is our home; it belongs to us, to ALL OF US.
With campaign rallies taking place in all regions of the country, we know that the people we elect play a big role in determining the stability our nation. It’s important that we choose our leaders wisely. It is the citizens who choose to either burn down homes, schools, businesses, wreak havoc on their neighbours or choose to peacefully practice their democratic rights of election.
It is important that Christians stand and pray for peace because we know that we do not fight against a seen enemy but against principalities and powers of darkness. We believe that the fate of our country rests not in the hands of politicians, but in the hands of God. We do not believe that any one man or any political party has all the answers to the problems we face. Our future and the future of our nation is in God’s hands.
When we feel ineffective, the Bible reminds us that kings are not saved by the size of their armies or the number of guns in their arsenal; it does not matter the number of followers a man has, God, decides the destinies of Kings.
Therefore, as we pray for our country, we draw encouragement from the Word of God in Psalm 33:20-22:
“We wait in hope for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name.
May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you.”
God is our hope, our deliverer and peace is a gift that only He can give.
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