November 8, 11:30 am.
I am writing this on Tuesday morning (before I know the outcome of today’s election) because I am going to need to remind myself–whether my candidate wins or not–of this truth:
In God we trust.
Four little words–huge message. Trust. It is hard to earn, easy to betray, and difficult to find in these times. Yet our God calls out to us again and again: Trust Me. Don’t run into the street ahead of Me. Hold My hand. I am looking both ways. I’ve got this…
Are we trusting in God for our nation? Do we honestly think that one President is going to be either our salvation or our complete destruction? As important as leadership is, does the entire power of “the most powerful nation on Earth” even begin to compare with God’s omnipotence?
Christian sisters, we cannot afford to get our eyes off God for one second. As His daughters, we must never forget who we are and, more importantly, who lives in us. It is He who holds our future (and yes, the future of our nation) in His strong, nail-pierced Hands.
We will walk out the next four years under the decision made this day, for good or ill. But God is very clear:
“Put not your trust in princes, in whom there is no salvation/Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 146:3,5).
Perhaps today you are depressed because you think our country is controlled by the wrong leader. Don’t despair. In God we trust. Other believers have lived, and are living, under the rule of leaders they don’t like. God is still God.
Perhaps today you are happy and relieved because you think that America is “safe” under good leadership. Don’t get too comfortable. In God we trust. Utopia is not going to happen because a person we mostly agree with has been chosen. Mankind is still mankind.
Justice is God’s. Truth is God’s. Hope is in God, and God alone. Remember, we are only sojourners in this land. America is our temporal home; His Kingdom is our eternal one.
“For our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20).
So, happy or not at the outcome of this election, I am determined to respond with renewed prayer for my temporary world–from parlor to planet, and everything in between. Whoever our new leader is, that person is going to need God in an unprecedented way. In the end, we cannot depend on the institutions of man–legislatures, lawyers, or leaders.
In God I trust.