On Praying and Resisting

When I woke up this morning, I decided to blog about prayer and praying. I was going to say praying has never been so important than it is now. And it really doesn't matter if it doesn't feel like nothing is happening afterward. You just have to trust God's timing. Sometimes He answers really quickly, sometimes with a pace that surprises us. Other times He takes longer than we expect. But:

"...the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God's people." - Revelation 5: 8

Do you know what an incense is? It's a substance that is burned for the sweet smell it produces. Our prayers literally produce sweet smells to God. Imagine that? It releases smoke to God, so it doesn't go unnoticed. It's amazing. So I was gonna encourage you to pray, pray, and keep praying.


And then I found out today was National Day of Prayer.

Okay...cool. Great coincidence, I thought.

And then I found that the old, white men in Congress (House) have repealed Obamacare. So yeah, on the national day of prayer (whatever the H E double hockey-sticks that means), they yanked healthcare from millions of people. And now with the new healthcare law they want, if it succeeds tons of people with pre-existing conditions would be denied healthcare. Think about babies who are born with health defects permanently denied insurance for something they had no control over. Think about rape victims who have to choose between reporting the rape and forfeiting insurance, and keeping quiet so they can continually get insurance. And of course, women, poor people, and black people will probably bear the brunt of this. I mean, a C-SECTION is a pre-existing condition.

Sigh.

I have seen horror stories on social media all day of people with cancer, HIV, and other health conditions basically horrified by how much debt they would have to incur if that bill passes in the Senate as well. And guess what, Congressmen are celebrating this "victory" in the white house now.

It's sorta, kinda monstrous.

So yeah, it was discouraging.

On the national day of prayer, many have to rethink their fates regarding healthcare.

What a great coincidence, I thought.

Ultimately, I will have to go back to my own advice in the first three paragraphs of this post: praying and trusting God. AND come 2018,  I will be VOTING THEM OUT! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Yours in resistance,

I

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