It a scary time in America right now. We don’t know what to expect from our political leadership right now. They seem to be trying to change the system that we’ve had in America to a new system that exclusively benefits the wealthiest of the wealthy and makes it difficult for middle class and poor people to survive. I think that the democratically elected Republican leadership in this country is downright evil and those that support it are stupid and evil as well. Perilous times are ahead.
But the Bible tells us that there is nothing new under the sun. The world has seen evil, self centered, arrogant, egotistical, conceited, cold hearted, foolish, greedy, tyrannical leadership before. The Bible is full of stories of heavy handed poor leadership. And those that were faithful to God always prevailed.
Please do not misunderstand me. I’m not one of these passive Christians that opts out of politics because “The Lord always reigns supreme” or “God is in Control”. I agree with these quotes but I don’t think that means you can’t have a political opinion and act in your best interest. I can’t stand any of these flaky Christians that don’t vote because “The system is not Godly”. I resent a lot of stupid, gullible Christians for helping to make America ground zero for future global economic collapse, xenophobia, racism, sexism, pedophilia, poor manners and general stupidity and ignorance.
At this point in human history Americans just have to take things day by day and be prayerful and have faith in God. Take inspiration from Biblical heroes like Daniel who stood up to King Darius in the book of Daniel. Also in Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar order three boys into a fiery furnace for not bowing down to him. Be inspired by the stories of Moses and the Jews who were brutally oppressed by Pharaoh in Exodus. Remember the persecution of infants by King Herod in the Gospels. All of those that were persecuted by evil leaders persevered with faith from God. They were blessed because the were steadfast in their beliefs and unafraid of evil.
So remember that there is nothing new under the sun. We live in uncertain times in America right now so have faith in God and love each other. With that being said vote better next time and stop being so dense. Don Don’s presidency has nothing to do with Jesus and it will not benefit you unless you are rich. There is no need to test God like this. I would believe in the Lord if I lived in Shangri-La so why did these fools open the flood gates of misery, poverty and pestilence. Have faith. Be smart.
Ecclesiastes 1:9King James Version (KJV)
9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
2 Timothy 3:1-5New International Version (NIV)
3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
I feel guilty about feeling so surprised. I’m a Christian and Bible teaches that if we ask God for something he will give it to us as a blessing. We are supposed to believe in and trust the word of God but sometimes I wonder if we truly believe all of what we claim to believe.
No one reads this blog so I could probably confess to a murder and get away with it. But on the off chance that anyone ever reads this I will not share the details of a struggle that I have been having. I actually had a few different struggles that I have taken to God in prayer. You know what. My prayers were answered. It’s a pretty amazing thing to have your prayers answered by God almighty. Why does He listen to me? Why does He even care? I have many qualities that I’m pretty proud of but I still don’t think I’m anyone all that special. This really blows my mind.
My struggles have come from feeling really stuck in a rut lately and I didn’t see a way out. I saw and still don’t really see a way out of my situation. I was really despondent about a few things going on in my life. I talked to God about it in prayer and things changed. They are small things but they are very meaningful to me and give me a great deal of hope for the future and for my relationship with God.
I’m so glad that I know the Lord. And I’m so glad that I stepped out on faith and prayed about my situation. I’m so grateful that I knew to turn to the Lord. And I’m ashamed that I didn’t have enough faith to believe that I would be blessed and delivered the way I have been. God is really good.
Faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we don’t see.