Nobody seems all that happy. I’ve talked to lots of people post-election and while the Clinton voters are despondent, even the ones who voted for Trump are wondering if they’ve really won. Here’s a great reminder to close out our Jesus for President series…
Do not put your trust in [presidents], in human beings, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—he remains faithful forever. Psalm 146:3-6
Our hope can never be in the human leader of our nation. Even 3,000 years ago, King David knew this to be true. Whether you’re ecstatic or downcast at the election results, God’s plan and purpose for your life are undiminished. He still wants you to make living for his will and ways your first priority. His words in John 15 are still true: Abide in me, because apart from me you can’t do anything of genuine significance–nothing at all.
With him, however, everything he has planned for you is possible. With him, all his promises for your life are Yes! With him, you will experience the most amazing expression of life possible. With him, you can live a life now that results in treasure you will experience forever. None of these promises have anything to do with who’s president. Together, let’s keep our eyes fixed on the one who authored our faith and is committing to perfecting it. Jesus is still on his throne–let’s live like it.