This has been a chaotic week. With America’s presidential election on Tuesday, the muddled results and possible voter fraud have only added to the contentiousness and unrest over who will lead the free world for the next four years.
Democrats and Republicans alike are holding their collective breath as the nation watches the drama unfold across the country; with people on all sides believing that if their candidate loses, America will suffer irreparable harm.
I am on team Trump. The man has done more for our country and the free world than arguably any other American president in recent history. I want four more years of prosperity, strength and peace for my nation, four more years of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, four more years of restoring government to its original lesser position in American life.
But what I want for my country is not necessarily what God has in store for us:
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.Isaiah 55:8-9
As we all wait for the results to come in, we must keep in mind one thing: no matter who wins, no matter what happens, God is sovereign. He will not forsake His people, even if there is a Biden administration:
It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.Deuteronomy 31:8
In this chaotic time, I find peace in knowledge–knowledge that I am in the palm of the hand of my creator, the one who has spoken to us by His son, whom He appointed the heir of all things, through whom also He created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of His nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power (Hebrews 1:2-3).
With this knowledge, I can say with confidence that if America re-elects President Trump, praise the Lord, His will be done, or if America elects Biden, praise the Lord, His will be done (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
God may decide, however, that He’s had enough of human shenanigans, and call forth the apocalypse–I personally know many people who want that to happen if their candidate does not win. If that be the case, I suggest now is as good as any a time to figure out where you will be spending the rest of eternity. For when your life on earth ends, you will be heading to either one of two places: eternity with your Lord and maker, or eternity separated from Him–a reality that is much graver than your presidential candidate losing.
Human beings are one big mess of sinfulness; some of us see no wrong in ripping a baby out of her mother’s womb, some of us see no wrong in looting and destroying businesses, and some of us see no wrong in biological men using the women’s dressing room. Every single one of us are corrupt and sinful (Psalm 14:1).
This is why Christ Jesus came to the world. He came because without His loving sacrifice on the cross, where He took all the sins of the world onto His shoulders, the human race would forever be separated from our maker.
During this presidential election period of nerve-wracking anticipation, the knowledge of being safe in the one who is on the throne and will be on the throne no matter what happens is very comforting. This knowledge is so easy to attain, for
if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”Romans 10:9-13
I hope you take advantage of this promise, and join me in resting in the fact that God truly does have the whole world–even this election–in his hands.