Anyone else struggling with the lack of ethics in our political leaders? Instead of grumbling and complaining 😤 let’s commit to living out what the Bible teaches us and maybe then will we see a change!

Soul H2O Devotion

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Are You Struggling Like Me With Unethical Politicians?

Last week in Canada, we had what they call a ‘Snap Election’ where a minority government exercises the right to call an election in hopes they will win a majority government or secure another one for a longer term. This election was quite controversial given that our country is in the middle of a pandemic and already struggling financially, so the $610 million dollar price tag to run an election that only changed a few seats in parliament has many upset and complaining on social media. On top of that, we’re hearing more news of political corruption as a candidate from Alberta was caught on surveillance video removing his closest opposing candidate’s signs and replacing them with his own, which is a federal offence in our country.

Grumbling And Complaining Only Changes Us

Almost daily hearing of a lack of ethics in political leaders around the globe has been disheartening for me. I’ve fallen into the human condition of grumbling and complaining all too often. This pattern of behaviour is so common to our nature and such a waste of time! It seldom is a catalyst for action and usually leads to a dissatisfied, disgruntled, and discouraged way of life… not living the abundant life Christ wants for you or me.

What Scripture Has To Say

First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 CSB

A Ballot, Not a Mallet

When I read this verse recently, it confronted me with the sin of my grumbling and complaining. I recognized how it was growing a black spot in my heart and decided that maybe it’s time I actually start to pray for my leaders. As I wrestled with this issue, I wrote and recorded my latest radio show episode, A Ballot, Not a Mallet where I share so much more about this topic and a download, to help you give you practical tips in Praying For Your Leaders. {See link below for the download and to the show}. These really are important topics in our day, worth grappling with God about, so you can break free of the struggle and experience peace, even when there are unethical politicians.

Let’s commit to living out what 1 Timothy 2:1-2 teaches us and maybe then will we see a change!


Father…I thank you for the leaders in my city, region, province, state, and country. I ask you to draw them close Holy Spirit. Help them know Your love, acceptance, guidance, and grace. May they lead with integrity, passion, and purpose; wisely making decisions, according to Your will. In Jesus Name…Amen

Drawing from the well

Verses to help fill up your well.

  1. 1. 1 Timothy 2:1-2
  2. 2. Romans 13:1
  3. 3. Luke 13:1-3
  4. 4. Ephesians 4:15

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A Ballot, Not a Mallet | EP #81

A Ballot, Not a Mallet is the title for this week’s Soul H2O Radio & Podcast show to help bring healing after a month of turbulent, divided, and divisive, election campaigning. You can find the Show Notes at

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