Election Reflection

The 2020 presidential election was two days ago and we still don't know the outcome.  As a Trump supporter I haven't given up hope, but it's not looking good.  I've experienced some dark emotions over the past few days -- anger, despair, frustration, sadness -- and I'm guessing you have too.  Last night I spent some time reflecting on the election, and I want to share my thoughts.  Hopefully this will put things in the proper perspective and encourage you.  

1) God is good (1 Chron 16:34).  He has been good to us, and He will continue to be good to us, regardless of who is president.  We may be behind enemy lines, but no one can stop the Lord from fulfilling His promises of protection and provision to His people.  

2) Give thanks in everything (1 Thess 5:18).  Stay grateful.  We still have much to be thankful for.  We can thank God for President Trump, and for all the good that has been accomplished over the past four years.

3) Rejoice in the Lord (Phil 4:4).  Regardless of what happens in the world, we can rejoice in the Lord.  We can rejoice that we are saved, and that God is with us, and that our names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.  

4) God will work all things together for our good and His glory (Rm 8:28).  God is in control.  He is going to use this to bless His faithful ones, and to bring glory to His name, even if we don't see how.

5) If Biden wins, it's because we deserve it (2 Chron 7:14).  Our nation has strayed terribly far from God, and the Church is in a very bad place.  There's not much difference between non-believers and believers -- in doctrine or deed!  We need to humble ourselves, pray, seek God's face, and repent of our sins (2 Chron 7:14), and that begins with me.  How do I need to repent?

6) This is a reminder of the importance of the Senate.  If we lose the Presidency but retain the Senate, then we can prevent Biden's radical agenda.  Be sure to take the same passion you have for this election and apply it to every Senate race in Louisiana.  

7) God is just (Nah 1:3).  The wicked will get what they deserve.  If the Democrats win by cheating, it will come back to hurt them.  They will not get away with it forever.  

8) The USA is still the best place to live.  Even after all the damage done by Obama, and even with Biden as president, we still live in the greatest nation on earth.  I wouldn't want to move anywhere else.  

9) We must give honor to the President (1 Pt 2:17).  This is a Biblical command.  Regardless of who is president, we must respect the office, even if we don't respect the man behind the office.  We must disagree and dissent without disrespect.  In other words, don't follow the example of Antifa, BLM, the fake news media, and Hollywood.

10) Words matter (Pr 18:21).  Millions are voting against Trump because of his words, and not his actions.  When you judge him by his record, he has accomplished a lot of wonderful things for our nation.  But many people cannot see pas his rhetoric.  They see someone that they don't like, that doesn't seem presidential, that comes across as a very rude and arrogant man.  Be careful about your words.  You will reap what you sow.  

11) Don't give up (Gal 6:9).  A Biden victory means we have lost the battle, but not the war.  Don't be discouraged.  Let's learn everything we can from this experience, and then come back fighting even harder and smarter.  

12) It's only four years.  If Biden wins, remember that he will only be in power for four years.  We can do this.  Then we will have another opportunity to retake the White House.  Rather than feeling sorry for ourselves, let's focus on winning in 2024!  Where did we go wrong?  Why did we lose?  How can we win next time?  

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