In the aftermath of our nation’s 2016 presidential election night and intertwined through the shouts of chanting cheers “let’s make America great again”, there are murmurs in the hearts of people saying, “what’s going to happen to America? What’s going to happen to us?” These are questions many are asking, not only in the boundaries of our nation’s boarders, but also abroad. Some are in distress for feeling embarrassed that this choice was made by the American people. Disheartened and disenchanted from the illusion that has been blown away by the harsh winds of the campaign revealing the hidden sores of bigotry, hatred, division, and disrespect, it’s important and soothing to the sorrowful soul to understand that there is still hope.
In spite of truth revealed, we must not let our hearts trouble us. Proverbs 29:25 states “fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” So, don’t go into self imposed exile into other countries, running away from what looks to be the worse outcome. Let’s not deny the power of God that can exponentially strengthen us to do what we can, within our reach as citizens in our political system and in our daily lives. Let’s not forget to do what’s in His will to exemplify the love He represents to fight the spread of fury that threatens to rise. Let’s not live in apprehension about things we cannot control. For even in the event of the nations conspiring, raging, and plotting, they do so in vain as we look to God, who is enthroned on high. Even in the instance of nation rising against nation, we will prevail!
What it looks like is not what it is. God is up to something that will work together for the good, even when it seems the unthinkable has happened. Order, governmental guidance, and appropriate submission to authority is needed. We, as a people, however, have a voice in what our nation’s leaders do, and as a people of God, must keep the One who is Alpha and the Omega, first in all we do, letting Him have the last say in situations where we are unable to do anything. For, as stated in Psalm 33:12; “blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance.” God is a God of unity. He will not stand for division.
In 1 Corinthians 3, we see how God addresses through the Apostle Paul how the fights due to preferring one leader of the church over others was causing division amongst the people. To keep the story short, they were being told that each leader has their purpose, and though some are artificial and superficial and cause division within the church, there will be fitting consequences. And, ultimately, it is God who causes increase in areas of growth in the church. Though many think that the church is limited to buildings, the church actually is the people who make up the Body of Christ within the nations. Whether we all go to one church building or several around the world, we are “one united” in the Body of Christ. Trust that due to it being God’s Will for us all to be one in unity, He will protect us from worsened incarceration, forms of segregation, heartless deportation, civil & national confrontation, and other deeds that disrupts the togetherness of us as a people; a people in which God shows no favoritism because He loves us all.
So, concern yourself not to the point of distress and restlessness about the leader we should have had and the leader we now have. For, in the beginning, there was darkness. In the beginning, there was only deep waters. Yet, in the beginning our Creator spoke forth light and land. When He speaks, He makes things happen. Thus, He can even overturn plans and decisions of nations. The Lord can reverse any curse. Therefore, take heart, Child of God. You are chosen. Let Christ remain in you, you in Him, allowing His peace to reign. His Word will not return void, as in Psalm 33:18,20; “The Lord watches over His followers… He helps us and protects us.” Regardless of whose hands America seems to be in, you are still in God’s Good Hands. You are covered.
Love you with the Love of The Lord!
Lukeisha Carr, BCACLC
Your Biblical Life Coach, Coaching you to Live Your Abundant Life in Christ!