Many people, 59+ million to be exact, are waking up this morning wondering what happened and how it happened. I’m sure the 59+ million who voted for Donald Trump are wondering the same thing. So here we are faced with the end of a contentious, vitriolic and often very mean spirited campaign. This is the day we have begged for for quite a while now. And now that it is here many are still angry, disgusted, threatening to leave the country. I am praying that in time the dust will settle and we can begin what will be our journey toward healing the immense divide that this election has created.
We had a choice of two very flawed candidates and I believe most people voted against rather than for the other candidate. That alone speaks volumes. But we have a new president come January and as a country we have a choice. We can accept the results (and acceptance does not mean approval) or feed the flames of division. I have often believed that a country is judged by the number of people who want in a country rather than wanting out. America was and has been and hopefully will continue you be the land of opportunity. Mr. Trump has made many promises, some of which he will keep and others maybe not, but for the next 4 years he is the man God has allowed to become our leader. He has surrounded himself with Godly people and let’s pray that those in charge will seek the face of God not the approval of man.
There are three Bible verses that I want to quote and for us to hang on to them for the next four years.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your way submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.”
“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
I Timothy 2:1&2