[Daniel 4:32 MSG] So whether we are happy with the outcome or not, God has placed men and women in positions of authority in this election. President. Vice-President. Senators. Representatives. Governors. Judges. And whether we like them or not, we are expected to pray for them, respect their authority, and be good citizens of the state and country in which we live.
We also need to remember that, if every person we wanted to be elected was elected, we would not have extended the Kingdom of God. And if every person we opposed had been elected, the Kingdom of God would not be set back. His Kingdom is extended when we live in obedience to Him and love others. That’s not always easy after an election such as this one. But God will give us the courage, the strength, the desire, and the ability to do that, no matter who our government leaders may be.
So, this Thanksgiving, may we all put aside the politics and look at the many things we have to be thankful for, including the freedom to elect our officials. May we thank the Lord that He holds them—just as He holds us—in His hands. And may we praise the Triune God for these blessings.
HAVE A BLESSED THANKSGIVING!