So, tomorrow is election day. Like many Americans, I am dreading it. Yet, I am so ready for it all to be over. I'm tired of all the political ads and propaganda on all sides. I'm tired of having to avoid even mentioning the names of the presidential candidates to some of my family members and friends. No matter who you are, I'm pretty sure you've experienced at least one of these feelings.
But today, on this fine "Mug-spiration Monday", I want you to all know- regardless of who you voted for- that it's going to be ok. Whether you love Trump, Hilary, Johnson, Stein, McMullin, or someone that I've never even heard of, and no matter where you are on the political spectrum, if you know Jesus everything will truly be fine.
We may go through a time of turmoil. We may feel like we ended up with the worst possible president of all time. But IT WILL BE OKAY.
A few reasons it will all be ok:
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for us. (Psalm 138:8)
The Lord fights for His children. (Exodus 14:14)
The Lord knows what we need always. (Luke 12:22-34)
Nothing can stop God's plans for our lives. (Isaiah 14:27)
ALL things work together for the good of those who love God. (Romans 8:28)
God understands the entire picture- we just see the here and now. (Psalm 147:5)
The thing about it is, you can't just find comfort in these verses when it's convenient for you. They are either true or not true. So when you read those and see that God has a purpose for you that no one can hinder, it's not only true when it fits your political sentiments. It's true now and always, in all things.
God had a plan for this election when you were born. He had a plan for THIS election before George Washington became our first president. God had a plan for this election from the beginning. He isn't sitting in Heaven, scratching His head or pacing around. He isn't worried. He isn't panicked. He isn't scared.
So friends, please take heart. No matter who our president is, no matter what disaster they may create, and no matter how disgusting we feel they are- God is in control. God has a plan. God's got this. Just do your part and vote for who you feel would be the best candidate. In the end, God is taking care of us, and we should not fear.
This election, in my opinion, is the epitome of cringe-worthy. But in the end I know that I serve a God who has a plan that cannot be thwarted by any person- including our new president.