Who governs our future? GOD, not GOP

By Selena Owens

We are living in extremely pivotal times in America. We cannot trust our politicians, leaders or, sadly, even some clergy. The truth, on many levels, is severely compromised, from the legislative halls of Congress to pastors’ pulpits on Sunday mornings. Hypocrisy thrives.

People from all walks of life are deeply concerned and worried about the state of America – about the state of the world, for that matter – and there certainly is much cause for concern. Debt. Taxes. Health care. ISIS. Ebola. Grim tidings abound, and fear has nestled itself into the hearts and minds of many Americans.

Quite frankly, people are just plain scared about their future.

At the time of this writing, the midterm elections are taking place. Conservatives worked tirelessly right down to the wire to elect men and women whom we believe have the best interest of our country and her citizenry at heart. And we hope we win the necessary six seats to retake the Senate and begin the process of legislating correctly, something that has not been done while Barack Obama has been in office.

There is no question that the political process and voting are important to the stability of America’s future. It’s imperative to exercise one’s right to vote while simultaneously recognizing that as far as the future is concerned, the buck doesn’t stop there.

In my travels to events and campaigns over the last five years, I have had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful people who deeply love America. When the topic of political stability comes up, most of these people echo the same frightened sentiment: “What will the future be like if we don’t change the course of this country?”

As a Christian conservative activist, I am first and foremost compelled to encourage my audience to trust God with their lives through relationship with Jesus, and then for Christians to stand fast in our faith as we work within the political system to right wrongs and stay the tide of evil, lawless politicians. Trusting God is the only way we can not only face the daily grind, but also find solace in the fact that our future does not rest with political leaders; our future rests with God.

God has always used men and women in the earth to fulfill his will, be it good or bad (think Pharaoh, for instance). We won’t always understand how and why he works the way he does within the affairs of men. It’s challenging to keep the faith when we lose health care, lose rights or lose elections. Yes, the Obama administration is lawlessly stripping away our constitutional rights, demeaning our legislative process and basically throwing the entire nation under the bus. All that and more is happening. But in spite of such misery, we can’t lose hope.

And to be fair, electing Republicans to office cannot and will not make everything perfect and rosy. If that were the case, there wouldn’t be a need for faith in God to intervene for America; we could simply change the course of our country by filling every legislative body from school board member to Congress with Republicans. No, that’s not the answer.

The answer is to completely trust God in good times and in bad. Trust him when we win elections and when we lose. Trust him when we gain ground in legislative processes and when we are stripped of our rights. Trust him when we feel inadequate to face our nation’s daunting challenges, especially how all of these issues affect our future.

God doesn’t falter on his promise to be faithful to those who belong to him (and solely being a conservative or Republican doesn’t make the cut.) He is acutely aware of the debilitating state of our nation. Being omniscient and omnipresent, he knows about every backroom deal and treacherous act of this administration, the previous administrations, as well the forthcoming administrations. Nothing catches him off guard. Not one thing.

My future, your future and America’s future rest with God. If you choose to implement faith and completely trust him, you’re the better for it. If you choose to leave faith on the sidelines and attempt to fix the system apart from trusting that no matter how things shake out God’s got it, then you only frustrate yourself. Sure you might win some elections and gain some traction legislatively, but if you place your future anywhere except in God’s hands, you won’t be assured of a future.

Here’s an awesome promise from God about your future:

“I know the plans that I have for you.” This message is from the Lord. “I have good plans for you. I don’t plan to hurt you. I plan to give you hope and a good future. (Jeremiah 29:11 ERV)

Don’t risk your future to mere human beings. Allow faith in God to govern your future, the good future that God promised.

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