I am always amazed at the drama that continues during presidential campaigns. Are we not a little embarrassed about some of the behavior and the character assassination? People are absolutely ugly toward each other; for example in one of the speeches I heard last night one of the candidates said that our current President is the most dangerous president that has ever been in office! Now is this really true? Believe me, I truly appreciate and believe in “freedom of speech…” but… does it have to be “ugly freedom” at someone else’s cost, just so I can have what I want?
I have a number of smiles when I take the time to listen to the news about “the race.” One of the reasons I smile is because no matter who the next President will be, the same old blaming, the same criticism, the same disappointment about unmet expectations will continue. No matter how much mud slinging at the current President, the same will happen if someone other than him takes his seat! Oh to be human! Have we not learnt that humans are never satisfied? When it is to cold, we wish it to be warmer, when it is to warm, we wish it to be cooler. Just like the poor guy in any church who is responsible for the utilities; those who sit in the pews on one side says it is to warm, those who sit on the opposite side says it is to cold, after he adjusts the temperature, those on both sides are reporting the temperature is now to extreme!
At no time in history have so many lived so far from tranquility and so close to the precipice of anxiety. Anxiety has always been with us and many experts are saying that anxiety has become “epidemic.”
Once again we can thank God for His love letter to us, His Holy Bible. Here he encourages us “Be careful (full of care) (Greek: merimnao, “to be anxious”) for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Paul’s admonition prohibits the painful anxiety that is inevitable in those who are dependent on themselves in the midst of life’s difficulties.
So who will be the next ruler of the great United States of America? Are you worried? Here is why I encourage you to not be, because God is still in control of all things:
Daniel 4:17 “This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will…” KJV
Daniel 4:35 “And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of earth: and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him “What doest thou?” KJV
Daniel 2:44 “And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.“KJV
This is why you can face the future with confidence. No matter where we live today, or who is ruling in our countries today; our ultimate Ruler is King Jesus himself and He is still on His great throne and still very much in charge. He is the one who should have the first place in our hearts, and not only that, He is still giving us a chance to prepare for His eternal kingdom which He says “will stand forever.” My desire is to be more anxious about this Ruler and this Kingdom! How about you?
I can assure you, that you will be blest if you read the entire book of Daniel from God’s Holy Word.
Happy voting day when it comes, but be sure to vote for Jesus first!