Ok. I get it. We are upset today, or yesterday, or always. All because of politics and power. All for the wrong reasons. All because we have bought into a lie. For instance, just like 4 years ago, we have set ourselves up to get upset because the person who might win the popular vote for president may not win the election for president. I get it. The electoral college, at first glance seems unfair. However, it has been the way of things in this country for 200 years. Why do we just now get upset with it? Why not get upset with our political candidates who don't actually try to win the hearts and minds of all Americans, but instead bank on just winning the ones in the bubbles they like? We don't because we want to blame the system, because our "gal/guy" could never be at fault for playing a game with this country and it's people.
With that said, my concerns are for you this day. In whatever anxiety you are feeling right now, ask yourself...
2. Why am I feeling this way?
3. What power has the political process in this country taken over me so that I cannot function without things going my way?
4. What power has been wielded over me through narratives "trumped up" by news outlets on both sides of the aisle so that their concerns become my concerns? Where once reputable news sources are now just gossip rags with bigger budgets?
The president does not define you. Nor your politics. If it does then God have mercy upon you. Your "guy/gal" may not win, then all your hopes get dashed.
I am sitting at home right now, under quarantine, because a member of my family has contracted Covid-19. Not because of Trump. Not because of Biden. Not because of Gov. Walz, but because she was busy doing her job caring for people who already had it. That is how life works. Things exist out of our control and no possible political candidate can change that. God has called you to trust him in the dark. Call on him. God has called you to fear and love him in the way you love the ones nearest you. Love them. Everything else is just a giant pantomime of fear that is meant to cause you to cower in dependence on the state.
In truth, our party systems are rigged to keep certain people in power on both sides. Districts change lines to accommodate different voting patterns so that a particular party holds that seat in perpetuity. It is the way of things. Always has been, and probably always will be. There is nothing new under the sun. Power begets a desire for more power.
Look around you. You have a people group that loves you. They care for you more than any politician could. Let them. You have a God who gives to you freely each day. Praise him for it. Above all, you will go to bed tonight, and barring any tragedy of harm or illness, you will wake up tomorrow and have another day of life given to you by his grace to love and serve the Lord. May it be so.