Today, many of my friends are licking their wounds after the election. Some of my friends are rejoicing at its outcome.
During these past several months, I have tried to study the differences in ideology between the two extremes and have made some weak conclusions. I think I understand some of it, but not nearly enough. It is not a simple thing.
So I abandon that effort for now. I honestly believe that I, as well as those who mourn for America and those who rejoice, should refocus our gaze above the horizon called the future and away from the path called the past. God is calling us to look up to that which is our true hope.
We should join our voices with that of Jeremiah, “Are there any among the false gods of the nations that can bring rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Are you not he, O LORD our God? We set our hope on you, for you do all these things,” Jeremiah 14:22.
We need to understand the true nature of our economic struggles, employment issues, immigration policies and social topics with Paul, “He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again,” 2 Corinthians 1:10.
Remember, “For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe,” 1 Timothy 4:10.
And we must remember that the hope for the nation today does not rest in a political office, any party, a majority in the House or the Senate, but in the throne room of Heaven.
Our responsibility is as His “people who are called by (His) name (to) humble themselves, and pray and seek (His) face and turn from their wicked ways, then (He) will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
To every one of His people, I implore you to go to your knees with humility, dependence and repentance. That is more important than going to the election booth, and gloating or mourning after the election.
May God’s peace and grace fall upon this land.