I’ve never been a very political person. To be honest, I don’t put much faith in “politicians” in general. I know there are good people among them, but their voices usually get lost amid all the rest. I have tremendous respect and appreciation for those few because they are willing to jump into that mess and try to make a difference.
The 2016 presidential race will probably go down in history as a circus. It makes me very sad that this country has fallen to this level. But to me it’s simply another example that the few candidates who are good and honest – people that we would be honored to have as our president – are being overshadowed by those who are not.
Hope from the Bible
For those of us who are getting more and more discouraged each day that passes in this election year, I offer these truths from God’s Word to us. I have found myself turning to them often lately. They are reminding me that:
- God is God (and we are not)
- He is in control (whether politicians know it or not!)
- He loves us more than we can understand (so ultimately everything will be okay)
Now he (Jesus) is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anyone else–not only in this world but also in the world to come.
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.
He is the head over every power and authority
I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—no created person or thing or being can separate us from God’s love.
I’ll Keep on Trusting Him
I am going to do my part to let my vote count for honor and integrity. But my bottom line will continue to be simply trusting in the God who is in control of my destiny. I know that He is totally aware of what is happening in this election, and in this country, and in the world, and His plan and His Kingdom will win in the end.
by Bernice Gudgel
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