Election Angst?

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If you abide in Me and My word abides in you, then you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.

Welcome to Terrific Tuesday, where we take a look at God’s word, His kingdom or His people to see what we can learn about ourselves, Him and/or our relationships with Him.

Will you be staying up tonight to watch reports on election returns as they come in? Anxiously awaiting tomorrow’s newspaper to check the results? The Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even numbered years always brings with it a lot of angst for those of us who live in the United States. Even more so in Presidential election years.

Will the ins stay in power? Will the outs kick them out? Will we bring in a government where the White House and both houses of Congress are controlled by the same party, which can then pretty much steamroll everyone out of its way to achieve its goals? Or will we have a divided government, where each party can keep the other from going too far with its ideas?

People who know me know that I care—passionately—which party is in power. I want desperately for my party’s candidates to win. Among those who know me, I’m very outspoken in my opinions on this. So, the statement I’m about to make may come as a surprise to those who do know me.

It’s gonna be okay. By tonight we’ll either have a newly designated President, or else we will have given the current one a new term. We’ll either have the same parties in control in the respective houses of Congress, or we’ll have shaken up the lineup. I care very much which way it goes. Some would say I can be rabid on the subject. But I still say, it’s gonna be okay.

Regardless of who wins the White House or the local seat in the state legislature or any other race in between, Jesus will still be Lord. God will still reign throughout the universe. Ultimately, His will is going to be done.

I don’t know whether the next four years will bring the full implementation of the Obama healthcare program or it’s repeal. I don’t know whether we’re going to raise everyone’s taxes or cut back on spending to try to edge toward balancing the budget. I don’t know any specifics about what will happen as a result of this election.

However, I’ve read the end of the book. I know how it turns out. Regardless of what men do this and what men do that, Jesus wins, and Satan loses. That can be a very comforting thought as we face our biennial angst of election returns.

Do you have a New Testament passage or concept you’d like to see discussed here? Maybe something you’ve never quite understood. I’d love to hear from you about that, too. I’ll try my best to explain it.

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About David N. Walker

David N. Walker is a Christian husband, father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years in the health insurance industry, during which time he traveled much of the United States. He started writing about 20 years ago and has been a member and leader in several writers' groups. Christianity 101: The Simplified Christian Life, the devotional Heaven Sent and the novella series, Fancy, are now available in paperback and in Kindle and Nook formats, as well as through Smashwords and Kobo. See information about both of these by clicking "Books" above.
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9 Responses to Election Angst?

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  2. Jane Merrick says:

    David, I have come to this understanding, too. God is in control and it is His will that will prevail. Looking really forward to having you and Sharon, Barb and Joe stay with me. Thank you so much for the sweet birthday card. Love you, Jane

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  3. Beautifully said. 🙂

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  4. Jerry Chapman says:

    I agree! Whomever is President of the U S is not what is important. I believe the Lord’s choice will be in and that man will be used for His purposes, whether to bring about the end that we read in the bible or other reasons. You can read about the powers behind the scenes or whatever, but, in spite of them, the results of this election will be God’s choice for reasons we won’t understand until He shows is the big picture.

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • Thank you, June. In His infinite wisdom, He brought Israel out of captivity at times and allowed her to be taken captive at other times. We don’t know what He may intend to accomplish through this election.

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  5. Sharon K. Walker says:

    I find comfort too in knowing the victorious outcome of our Lord.

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