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Trust God

Fri, Aug. 19, 2016 Posted: 05:35 AM


There seems to be much dismay among some evangelical Christians over the selection of the next president of the United States in November. In listening to two talk show hosts and some of their guests and reading opinions on the candidates, I can hear and read the discouragement in some of their voices. Is this a sign of Christians placing their hopes in human beings? Where is God?

Why are your souls disquieted within you? Hope in God!! Why are some believers in Christ Jesus so discouraged? Hope in God!! He is a present help in time of trouble. Whatever happened to prayer? Are we praying? We have to pray individually. We cannot look to others to pray for the country while we stay silent. The Almighty God is in control. He is in control of the universe and everything in it. Why then are we so disturbed? Why are our souls disquieted within us? Hope in God!!

Where is all of the concern coming from? Is it coming from hearts that do not know God? If so, I can understand the concern. As believers in Christ we are to rest in Him. Our Lord knows what He is doing. God could have given us two different candidates. He knows the reason we have these two. We have to trust God. As the lyrics of a chorus go, “My Lord knows the way through the wilderness, all I have to do is follow”.

I saw a scene unfold yesterday on my way to work that strengthened my hope. While waiting on a red traffic light to change, I glanced to my left. I saw a man leaving his home walking down the steps with a preschooler at his side, and at the door of the home was a lady standing with a toddler in her right hand and waving and blowing kisses with her left hand to the man and the preschooler. I thought this image looks like a picture out of the 40’s and 50’s (with the exception of the preschooler going off to PreK). Twenty years ago who would think that in the year 2016 in Washington, DC one would see such a sight. We need to trust God. All is not loss. No need to panic over the future. God is in control.

God is working behind the scenes. God is working in people’s hearts. God can move the heart of the leader of any country including the United States of America. Can you not trust God in a Clinton’s presidency? Can you not trust God in a Trump’s presidency? Do you not know for whom you should vote? Pray!! Can you not trust God to tell you for whom to vote? Do you not know God like that? Well, get to know Him. God’s will is being fulfilled in the world today and we need to align ourselves with His program. Praying, reading and meditating on the Word of God every day will make you aware of God’s will in your life and His Will for the world.

The great commission is still on – Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature”. Mark 16:15. Are we telling others in our world the Gospel of our salvation? Are we supporting the Work of the Lord Jesus in the earth through the giving of our time, talents and or finance? Whoever becomes President of the USA in November will be of God’s allowance or His choice. God’s purposes will be fulfilled. Amen.

June Samuel