Fear can rule you.
If you pay attention to the reactions of so many after yesterday's election, you may get very angry, or get a real kick. The one thing I noticed about both candidates last evening was the grace they both displayed toward the other, and toward the people. The loser stated that he, though disappointed, would support the president, and pray for him. The president was also cordial and stated he would get with his opponent and talk together about ways to fix our problems here in the USA. But the voters didn't have the same thoughtful reactions. Negativity is fear driven. Those extremely upset about the results are fearful as they look behind at the first four years, and the seeming endless problems that remain unsolved for this nation. Will anything be done about the unemployed other than keep renewing their benefits...they want to work. What about gas prices, Obamacare? What will become of this country?
I want to tell you that all is well, there will be no worry about our problems in days to come, but you know that isn't true. Your concerns are real. But don't let fear rule you. You may hate the outcome of the election, but what was your part in it's outcome? Did you merely go vote? Did you campaign, or actively study the issues and discuss them with the undecided? Did you pray for this nation, its leaders, the candidates? Voicing your opinion doesn't convince anyone to change the way they vote. Reason with knowledge may help the undecided, and that takes effort. Fear is an effort killer. Being full of terror of what may happen can paralyze one's drive to see solutions to problems. If this is you, start today, and begin looking for ways you can get involved and make a difference, or die trying.
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2Tim.1:7
Build your faith.
Faith is real, fear is false. If you believe that, you are on your way to developing an attitude of faith, confidence it what will be as you put forth an effort to change your thinking and outlook. This life is a rolller coaster with ups and downs, joy and sorrow, victory and defeat. If you are full of faith, you face the future knowing this, but face what may be with your canfidence in God, knowing He is in charge when we place Him on the throne of our hearts. It does not matter who the president is, Christ is King. If you are out of work, fear can blind your vision and hope. But when you're full of faith, today and tomorrow looks bright, and you learn from yesterday.
You say. "that's what I want, I hate being fearful, how can I be full of faith? If you are a follower of Christ, the first thing you do is ask God in prayer to give you insight and help you change your way of thinking. Then begin to fill your mind with his Word. Read it aloud to yourself, hear what it is saying to you. Your staep in the direction of faith does not go unnoticed by God, things will change, you will begin to believe again. You will grow in confidence, and begin to have ambition once more.
..."being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of the Lord Jesus Christ." Phil.1:6
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you RICHLY"... Col.3:16
The future is....
I remain concerned for what will be the direction of this country with the thoughts of socialized medicine, continued reliance on the middle-east for fuel, the continued slaughter of the unborn, and living under a socialistic administration for four more years. But I also know that my part is to do my best to help those suffering from addictions, and keep my side of the street clean, and getting rid of my bad habits too. The body of believers, (me included), need to repent of our personal sins, and seek to walk in the light of the gospel, not live like the world, look like the world, and accept the garbage of compromise to principles we hold too loosely. But above all of these things, we must trust that God rules, by Him the leaders are in their office. He is our confidence, so walk by faith in Him, not by fear of tomorrow.
Thanks for reading, God bless and keep you all.