So if you clicked on this blog I bet you’re expecting a long, ranty post about how terrible this election year is. If so, you’d be partially correct. Originally I was planning on a post like that, but I got a better idea in mind. I will dive into some of my feelings about this election year, yet I wanted to use this post to point out a common mistake mortals make every single year, decade, century etc. Lets begin.
The election of 2016 has been down right dreadful. So our forty fifth president of the United States of America is expected to be either Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump. Who would have thought we’d ever be saying that? It feels as if we’re trapped within the worst Twilight Zone episode ever. The devil has been working hard this election cycle. This entire election year has been one big mess. Ironically both the democratic and Republican parties( basically a two headed beast) have ignored a majority of their voters, pushing the narrative that their guy does not stink as much as the other, so vote for them. They have gone against the moral code. Sticking to your conscience in today’s world is wrong, yet bullying or striking fear into a group of people to support someone they do not agree with is seen as right. Time and time again I’ve told many that I will not be supporting either nominee, because what they believe I do not believe in. It has brought a lot of hatred my way, voicing my opinion.
Overall I feel stronger as a person and wish no ill will toward anyone even those who have brought me pain. Like Jesus said” Forgive them Lord for they do not know what they do,”(so true) Now I will get to the point of this post. The number one problem mortals have is being afraid. Fear can bring much grief and make men do terrible things. In the Bible there were many times people were afraid. Lets take a look at the book of Exodus for example.
For many years the Jewish people were held captive by the Egyptian’s. The Jewish people were under slavery. For many years they prayed and prayed to God to bring them out of the land of Egypt. Out of fear of being overthrown, the Egyptian pharaoh ordered that every new born Hebrew son be tossed into the Nile. As we know from the book of Exodus there was one Hebrew son who survived named Moses. Moses was actually found by the Pharaoh’s daughter Bithiah, floating down the Nile River in a basket. Moses was then adopted by the royal family and raised as an Egyptian. Not bad, not bad at all.
Fast forward a bit- God commands Moses to lead His people out of Egypt. God plagues the land, yet the pharaoh would not budge. To put the nail in the coffin God sent the Angel of Death to kill the first born males of the Egyptian’s. Guess who had son? PHARAOH.
Now out of fear of God, pharaoh gives Moses and the Hebrews an ok on leaving, but it did not end here. A couple days later pharaoh got more upset at God and rounded up his best soldiers to get the Hebrew’s back. The stupidity of pharaoh lead to his death and so many others, because of his arrogant pride.
After they escape, God begins to lead them into the Promise Land. The people who lived in fear of the Egyptian’s and basically begged God to free them are now free, so they should be happy right? Well not really. While wandering around in the wilderness, the people again grew fearful. They actually grew angry with Moses for freeing them. To make matters worse they built a golden calf and danced around it giving this idol praise only God deserves. I think you’ve probably got the point of this now.
There will always be many things man will fear. Whatever we fear should not stop us from, trusting in the Lord. When we stop trusting in God we put ourselves into a bigger hole. God is bigger than all of our problems. It might not feel like it sometimes, but He is. Take a look at these verses if life is getting U down. Remember that God’s go to catch phrase is” Do Not Be Afraid,” for God is good all time and all time God is good!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
First Peter 5-7
Casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for U!
Matthew 6: 25-34
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these…
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?