Proverbs 3: 5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
With the turmoil of the national elections upon us, I am reminding myself more and more to Trust the Lord. We are living in a deeply bifurcated nation (literally, split in two). Let me list the qualities of the two primary candidates:
One is a pathological liar with total disregard for national security. The other is an egocentric bully who delights in insulting just about everyone. Both are, to a large degree, chameleons who change colors with their surroundings. Both pose great risks to our nation, and both are disliked by the majority of our nation’s citizens. Strangely, each has followers that will completely ignore their candidate’s faults and mistakes, simply because they hate the other candidate. If there was ever an election for “the lesser of two evils”, this is it.
The selection of a President is never a cure-all for what ails our nation. Sure, they have great power to influence the direction in which the nation is headed, but the real solution lies in the spiritual health of our nation’s citizens. Our only hope for the restoration of America’s greatness is in the revival of Christian virtues throughout our population. We have thrown the Christian God out of our government, education system, and all public places. Without God’s protective hand over us, without God’s guidance to our nation’s leaders, without God’s principles setting the boundaries for accepted behavior, we are doomed to national decline and all sorts of amoral behaviors. It is only through a spiritual reawakening that our nation has any hope for a brighter future.