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May 15, 2017

Our Times are in God's Hand

Life in the capitol is full of many highs and lows. The winning and losing of elections. The passage and defeat of legislation. The gain and loss of positions of leadership. The relief of the end of a session and the stress of passing a difficult budget. Add all this to the ups and downs we all face in our daily experience and life in the statehouse can be extremely difficult and challenging.

God gave us examples in His Word of those who faced such peaks and valleys in their lives. King David is the best example of this and the Psalms he wrote describe how he dealt with the highs and lows in his life. Psalm 31 is a passage that can help bring encouragement and peace as we deal with the highs and lows of life. 

This is the topic of our Bible study during this week's special session as our leaders continue to work on the difficult issue of the state budget. Even during the most difficult of times we can overflow with praise and thanks as we rest in God’s absolute sovereignty and providence over our lives and rejoice when we can say, “Our Times are in Your Hand”.

Pray for our leaders as they continue do deal with the very challenging issue of balancing the budget. Pray that this study might be an encouragement to those who are under great pressure and discouraging days.

Tim Pauley

Ministry Director

Capitol Commission West Virginia