“Best of luck to you, it is a rough $#%+¥ world out there!”
This was at the end of a facebook message I received last night. Let me set the story for you. As you know today is election day. A friend of mine posted something about the election and this other person commented “It doesn’t matter who is president and that it is sad and the world is a sadder place.” I do not know this person but I commented that “If it is sad then do something about it”. I then messaged her and apologized for getting on her and not knowing her situation. Everyone has a story of why they think the way they do so it wasn’t fair of me to get on her without knowing.
Well, she accepted my apology and at the end of her message she wrote the quote above.
I am not here to judge. I do not know this person’s story. If they wish to share I would listen. I would simply listen. This world may be sad. Just look at the north-east coast in the United States right now. There are people without homes because of the storm. But if people just think it is sad and do nothing then they make it sadder.
We need peaceful action. Voting alone won’t change anything. Do not put it on the politicians. Do not trust in them. While there may be a few that are for justice, peace and the people, we will not know them.
There are about 11 people running for president. Why do we only know about two?
Does it really matter?
The president is not in control of my life. I trust in One, no matter what the outcome I trust in One.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5
Yes, this world is rough. Yes, there are terrible things that happen. But if you have faith, I mean real faith, not this “I go to church and I am good and I believe so why don’t good things happen to me,” faith. I mean “nothing will take my love for Jesus away faith,” the world will not be terrible. Afterall, He overcame the world. Jesus is Lord no matter who is president.
Please do not get me wrong. I did vote and I love this country. God graced me by allowing me to be born here. As Chritians we have the ability and responsibility to make the world a better place when we see it as sad.