I don’t even need to say it: This has been the craziest election year EVER! #Jesuscomesoon
I’m a person that tends to steer completely away of politics (this is my one and only post you’ll see about politics this election season) but in the Bible Paul tells us to:
“Pray for kings and everyone who is in authority so that we can live a quiet and peaceful life in complete godliness and dignity” – 2 Timothy 2:2
Knowing this… it might be a good time to pray, huh?
Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind this crazy election season:
- Pray for our future president.
It may be easier said than done, but regardless of our party, opinions, and who gets elected… Paul urges us to pray for them. Pray for wisdom that comes from God not themselves. Pray for strength, I personally can’t imagine a harder job than being the president. Pray that God’s will would be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Whether it’s Hillary or Trump, pray for our future president! (Note: Paul, the guy who wrote the verses above, was thrown in jail by the very government that he was telling people to pray for.)
”Whether it’s Hillary or Trump, pray for our future president.”
- Jesus is in control.
In times of change and uncertainty, people seem to look upward. Because it’s clearer than ever that neither candidate is Jesus, what better time for others (and ourselves) to put our hope in Jesus. Truth be told, hope isn’t found in the government or a president. When it comes down to it, neither has much control over anything. The Good News: we serve a God that spoke and the heavens were made. A God who sets the boundaries for the ocean. (Psalm 33:6-7) This election doesn’t have God stressed or concerned about the future whatsoever. We shouldn’t be either.
”This election doesn’t have God stressed or concerned about the future whatsoever. We shouldn’t be either.”
- Don’t be crazy!
Politics seem to bring out the absolute worst in people! One scroll through Facebook has you wanting to strangle your coworker and disown your uncle. In case we forgot, it is possible to disagree with others while still showing kindness (Free advice: Do it in person not online!) If we follow Jesus… no matter how passionate we are about a certain candidate or party, our lives should be filled with: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)