I, like many of you sat in my chair, watching the presidential election returns with hope for a better tomorrow. As the evening wore on it became more and more evident that things may not go the way I hoped they would, yet I still held onto hope for a last minute miracle.
When Fox News called Ohio for President Obama I felt as though I had been kicked in the gut. The level of disappointment that washed over me is hard to put into words.
It was important for me that President Obama not win the election and for me it came down to Biblical values. As far as I am concerned the Democratic Party and their leaders have completely forsaken the moral and Biblical values that they stood for years ago. My hope was that the majority of our nation would stand up for those values. They did not.
Take all the items that we differ on in this nation and boil them down, I believe that what you come up with is this: Those who voted Democratic want to live in a society where the government takes care of them and government assistance is more important to them than moral values.
Now as a Christian believer I have to face some realities and look for hope.
REALITY #1: God’s Word does not promise us a free and moral society without cost.
REALITY #2: It has and will continue to get more and more difficult to stand for Biblical values in this Nation. However there is still hope because with God, nothing is impossible.
So what do I do now? What is my response to an election that is a win for advocates of same sex marriage and the murder of un-born children supposed to be?
#1: I must remember that my trust has to be in God and not in the moral fabric of my nation and not in my government.
#2: I will continue to pray, daily for my nation. 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
#3: I will continue to pray for my President. Even though I do not agree with him and did not want him to be re-elected I will pray for him because that’s what I as a believer am supposed to do. Who knows what could happen in response to prayer?
#4: I will continue to stand for Biblical values in my nation. Remember; those who will not stand for something will fall for anything.
#5: I will continues to serve God, put Him First and give Him glory, all the days of my life.
#6: I will pray for, hope for and do my best to elect morally conservative candidates in future elections.
#7: I will look for the return of my Lord. 2 Timothy 4:8 “Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day–and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”
Even so come, Lord Jesus!