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The Election and Beyond

Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2020

 “Elections have consequences.” We’ve heard it said many times, and if you’ve lived any time at all, you know how true that statement is. This year maybe more than any other in recent history, the stakes are high, and emotions are higher.

At PCC, we are thankful for a pro-life president, governor and state legislature. The help and hope that pro-life, pro-family policies and funding provide young women and men, and their babies — born and unborn, is tantamount to throwing a life preserver to a drowning person. 

When I consider the additional challenges our clients will face if that support is rescinded can make me feel afraid and discouraged –if I let it. But fear also acts as an alarm, reminding me that I need a perspective shift, that I need to look up—and trust.

We each have a voice, and we must believe that our one voice makes a difference. We should exercise our right to speak into the culture by voting for those who share our most deeply held values. Of course, we should pray.

And that, friends, is all we can control. The election results and all the ensuing “consequences”, for better or worse depending on your perspective, are in God’s hands.

We’ve all had our share of uncertainty this year, and the election is just more of the same. But it’s important to remember that some things will not change, no matter who Americans choose in this tomorrow’s election.

1. PCC’s mission –As much as we would love to work ourselves out of a job, I’m afraid unplanned pregnancy is here to stay. So as long as that is true, we will be here saving lives and strengthening families. And I believe you will be right beside us praying and giving, no matter what.

2. Opportunities to love others –Everywhere you look, you see people who are desperate for compassion and connection, especially when they are facing a crisis. That’s why PCC’s approach works so well. Unplanned pregnancy is rife with secrecy and shame, but compassion breaks through those barriers and allows healing to begin.

3. God’s faithfulness and sovereignty –God reminds us in one of my favorite verses that He is never caught by surprise, never limited by human decisions, never at a loss for wisdom or direction. “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.” He only asks that we trust Him and surrender to His will. 

I can personally attest to God’s peace and provision during this trying and turbulent year. PCC’s needs are great, but God’s resources are greater.

His heart still beats for the brokenhearted and the oppressed, and His eyes still search the whole earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. 

No matter what happens Tuesday, by God’s grace and with your help, we will be here saving lives and strengthening families Wednesday and every day after that.

—Lisa

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