The following is a post which I put on my old blog Wednesday morning after the 2008 presidential election:
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
The Morning After
Like most American believers, I am very disappointed in the results of yesterday’s election. It is very easy to get “down in the dumps”, and even fearful in situations like these. It is very easy to demonize our new president, as I have done in the past myself; and it is very easy to worry about what is going to happen in the future, considering the man’s positions and policies he is pledged to pursue, and the results that we expect.
But we are falling into a trap. God doesn’t want us to be doing that, because we then are taking our eyes (and our faith!) off of Him, and putting them on people. We need to be like Peter and keep our eyes on our Savior and not on the waters that are rising around us.
Here is a scripture passage we need to think about today, and every day from now on:
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life ?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
My younger brother Mike posted a comment on that entry that I thought was particularly good, and I’m going to copy that and use it here for my next post.