It has now been several weeks since the election has taken place and I hope that many of you exercised your right as a citizen of the most beloved country in the world and the freest.
I know that it caused gloom and doom for some just as it was written would happen when Obama took office. There were scores of individuals seen in sheer terror, filled with tears and some college campuses even had to resort to cancelling classes and open “cry rooms” to comfort these students who were distraught at what had taken place. A state legislator even offered a bill to be called “suck it up buttercup” in reference to those who felt such heartache that they were beyond solitude. Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton termed the Trump supporters as “deplorables.”
No one should think that electing Donald Trump will fix our country. America is still in a sin-saturated and divided nation, and Trump himself is a leader with human flaws. This outcome is what sent millions in a state of fear and terror to the point, in my opinion of doing that one dastardly act of treason by setting the U.S. flag on fire. There were protests of staging sit-ins, blocking vehicle traffic on major highways and the mentioned above of cancelling exams and classes creating chaos of unforeseen proportions. Elections matter, and this one will have lasting consequences , but only God can heal and restore a nation-and that comes through committed, faithful prayer.
The liberal crowd, we cannot fix, control, nor change their minds, yet we can take time to love them, support them and most of all pray that His will be done when it is all said and done. The ultimate victory is His. So, keep in mind that trials are fleeting, whereas our Father’s love is forever.
When stepping back and taking a closer look one might see a hungry animal waiting to pounce on an unaware victim. That victim would be the U.S. and this image expresses the state of America as we come to the end of 2016-a nation on the verge of totaling betraying its Judeo-Christian beginnings in favor of a godless future. This fear has been seen countless times from a vast majority of the ones most discouraged from what the election results were.
There was even talk of voters being named a “silent majority.” Some that were tired of all the rhetoric and simply political talk with no action. Others labeled it is alt-right. Some feel that was taking that term to another step of preposterous levels.
The Abe Lincoln election in 1860 was a tumultuous one as well. Several years into his presidency a New York pastor gave his reasons why Lincoln was so successful at winning without a majority of the popular vote. “The prayers of God’s people made President Lincoln what he was to the nation.”
If we, as God’s children, make that leap of faith, can continue to have a huge impact if we take our responsibility seriously and are diligent and use the words God gave us in Luke 18:1 Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
Are you one of those that are afraid as we have seen post-election? What team do you want to be on? Fearful or faithful? When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. Psalm 56:3-4.