I began writing this piece yesterday morning, fully expecting a Clinton landslide and the Democrats to win a Senate majority. For reasons I do not yet understand, God chose to ordain Donald Trump as our next President.
Make no mistake: “There is no power but of God, and the powers that be are ordained of God.” Donald Trump winning last night did not surprise God in the slightest. God is not panicking or worrying about anything, and neither should we.
President Trump cannot shake God from His throne in heaven, nor could a President Clinton. God is still just as much in control as He was yesterday morning. No matter who our President is, Jesus Christ will always be the King.
It’s okay to be scared of the future. There is a lot of uncertainty right now about what will happen in the next few weeks, months, and the next four years. But remember this: “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
We cannot allow our fear to keep us from uniting as a nation and going forward, together. We cannot allow the division and hatred to win. The President does not affect how we treat those around us. You and I control the character and destiny of our nation, not Donald Trump.
Today, we have the same responsibility we had yesterday, and the same responsibility we will have tomorrow. To love those around us with the love of Jesus. To respect others, no matter how different they are or who they voted for yesterday. And to come together once again, as one nation under God.
Let us go forward with a newfound resolve to love, respect, and serve everyone, always. And let us remember that our hope is not in Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
Our hope is in Jesus Christ alone. From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands our destiny. No power of hell, and no scheme of man can ever pluck us from His hand. Until He returns or calls us home, here in the power of Christ, we stand.