If you were up until three am the night before last you witnessed the historic end of the 2016 presidential election. Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton. The inferno of controversy has been overwhelming and no one was too happy with either candidate. Now that the choice has been made, many are furious. Protests have broken out in our streets and tension is reaching a new high. Many say that this is the end of the United States of America.
In these times that try heart and soul, I don’t have all the answers. I don’t know what our new president will accomplish in office, what sort of future we’ll have. But, we can’t afford to loose ourselves now. I humbly plead with you America. Do not focus on what was, for that has long gone by. Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States and our question as a nation should now be, how are we to act? In answering there are some points we should keep in mind.
- No elected President ever implemented all that he said he would do during the campaign. It’s one thing to shoot your mouth off and have the media paint you in whatever outlandish colors that they see fit, it’s quite another to actually sit in the chair. So upcoming events may not turn out as bad as we fear.
- United we stand, divided we fall. This one here is an oldy but a goody. As I said, the votes have spoken and Trump was chosen. Do not remain locked in what could’ve been. As cringe worthy as this idea sounds we must unite behind our chosen leader. Our support would be of much greater help to our nation as a whole than the continual creation of division.
- Pray: “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. This is good, and pleases God our savior.”
1 Timothy 2:1-3 God can use anyone for his purposes, even politicians. The Lord has reasons for even those crazy frightening things that make no sense to us. Stay close to him and pray for His guidance in the Whitehouse. The answers may not be what we expect, but as a believer of Jesus Christ I am confident in this, whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in, there is a wondrous eternity to come. Whatever happens to America, I am still a citizen of His Kingdom.
I hope this has been of some encouragement.