“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
In whom do you trust? I know that many of you are discouraged with the results of last night’s election. It can be deflating and discouraging when your candidate is not elected. But can I encourage you to trust in the Lord. Do not trust in a political party. Do not trust in the government. Do not trust in a particular candidate. Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
God was not surprised with last night’s election results. He is still on the throne and still reigns over all. We may not understand why the election happened as it did, but we do not lean on our own understanding. Our job is to trust the Lord and in all our ways to acknowledge him, and he will make our path straights. We can honor and trust the Lord under any president or any government. Let us be steadfast in our devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ.
We have an opportunity to show the world around us that our ultimate hope in Jesus Christ and not politics. Remember the words of Peter, “Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king” (1 Peter 2:16-17). We are to live as servants of God, thus we must show proper respect to everyone which includes our president. Beloved, fear God and honor our president.
We must not compromise our biblical values. So respectfully, we must continue to fight for the unborn and for a biblical understanding of marriage. Hold fast to truth, but do it with all gentleness and respect so that, “those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. It is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God (1 Peter 3:16-18).”
So be respectful and be willing to suffer what is good. And trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.