The recent national election confirmed the Bible verse John 3:19, “Men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil.” While corruption may have stolen the election, there are also many signs in our nation that people do indeed prefer evil over good. This is very discouraging to those of us who still believe in the power of good that our country was founded on. But if we believe in the source of good as God and believe in His power, then we also know that it is God who is in control and not whoever sits in the White House.
Throughout the Bible, there are many verses that attest to God’s power showing up more strongly when man’s capacity is weak. He parted the Sea for the Israelites to walk across it on dry ground and then drowned those who were pursuing them. He sent plagues to the Egyptians while taking care of His children who lived amongst them. Jesus frequently promised His followers that God would do the same for them – and us.
There is also great clarity throughout the Bible, that God’s provision and blessing are connected to the degree to which people let Him be in charge. 2 Chronicles 7:14 is often quoted as a call to action on the part of Christians for healing of our nation. However, we are to get humble before we pray. The humility is where we still have the problem, and this is probably the source of the election results. Our eyes are still on self, the news, and the world instead of focused on God.
I have always enjoyed the poem “Footprints in the Sand” – when we are at our weakest, Jesus carries us. Perhaps it is a time for us to take after the Amish and the Mennonites and focus on what God can do for us instead of what the government can do – maybe we need to admit we need God to carry us.