As I watched television on the evening of Nov. 6, I was hopeful. I wasn't watching the sitcoms, dramas or reality TV ... I was watching the election coverage. Initially, as the states declared their choices, I was optimistic that the candidate whose stand was closer to biblical teachings was going to claim victory. But as each of us is aware, victory was elusive, and by midnight the candidate who opposed many of God's teachings, was once again America's commander and chief. With complete honesty, I felt sad, even a bit anxious. What was going to happen to my country, the great country that was created on biblical tenets?
As I retired to bed that night I had to lecture myself for my brief 'pity party.' Fully aware that God is cognizant of everything that happens, why was I alarmed? Knowing that His Holy Word not only speaks of, but warns of earth's worsening conditions, why did I fret? (Prophecy) Hadn't I placed my faith and trust in the One who knows the very number of hairs on my head (Luke 12:7), and every thought buried deep within my heart (Psalm 139:1-3)?
Suddenly I was clam, having reminded myself that God, who loved me so much that He gave His Son for my sins ("... while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8) is, and always has been, at the helm of civilization directing its path according to His divine will! With that blessed knowledge, sleep came quickly!
Those who awoke Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, and became disheartened over the election's results, can take comfort in knowing that God was fully aware of which candidate would win. As America morphs into a godless nation, God sees! As the tension in the Middle East intensifies, God is aware! As violence spreads across the globe, God is watching! As America's morality is collapsing, God knows!
As earthquakes and hurricanes increase in number and magnitude, as apostasy infiltrates churches, and Relativism (belief that little, if any, difference exists between right and wrong) feeds man's ego, we see the foreshadowing of the dark, cataclysmic days of the Tribulation Period (seven continuous years of dire catastrophes and misery). Christians need not fear. The Great Creator who spoke into existence the spectacular universe, the magnificent animal kingdom, and formed man in His very own image is in control!
So, does it matter who claimed the presidency or that ungodly men control the government? No! God is in control! Does it matter if we face increasingly difficult and ungodly times? No! God is in control!
So should we worry? Only if we are without Jesus! "... whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13)