As the election cycle reaches a fever pitch in the days and weeks before an election, experts, pundits, and people at bus stops tell us what our country will be like depending on who wins the presidency.
"They'll take our guns."
"They'll improve our schools."
"They'll ruin the country."
"They'll make the country great again."
"They'll tax us into oblivion."
"They're just asking for us to be attacked."
"They'll make us safer."
We hear it all. Everyone thinks their candidate will make things better while the other will make things worse, and that is the beauty of it. One of the most amazing things about this great nation is that we can disagree and yet still be one country. The fact that we can safely disagree even with our leaders is one of the things that make America amazing.
We are a multi-minded people.
This stresses a lot of people out, though. They're terrified that the land they love will be destroyed if their candidate doesn't win, and I've heard that from supporters of more than one candidate. I, however, am not stressed about this at all, and no, that does not mean I have checked out of the election. I'm following it closely, and have even dedicated my last few blog post to my opinions on it. While it is still immensely important, I don't look at it in fear for one very simple reason.
My ruler will not change.
Regardless of who is President of the United States, God is my King.
Isaiah 40: 28-31 reads, "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
No leader, politician, or president is stronger than that. End of story.
My ruler will not change, and I take comfort in that. I have written before that I deliberately choose not to join a political party, and I have also written that I am still deciding who I will vote for this election. While we all have a decision to make, there is no need to look at it in fear. God is big enough and strong enough to handle whatever outcome the votes show.
When the votes are counted, remember that God is watching it all and is bigger than any of it. Trust that He will get you through your candidate losing. Trust that He will get you through your candidate winning and then letting you down.
Trust him above all other candidates. He is king.
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