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Who’s in charge?)

What a mess!!!

So many conflicts. ballot challenges, accusations of cheating, stealing votes, lying politicians (of course that’s nothing new), more wild demonstrations, law suits, divisiveness, hate, protests, racism, a fractured church, a polarized society and culture, failure to communicate, a media gone mad…

How and when will it ever end? In my opinion it won’t. It Can’t. We’ve gone too far. I believe our wonderful constitutional democracy is witnessing it’s waning days. Congress can’t fix it, the courts can’t fix it, the president can’t fix it, Billy Graham or James Dobson or Dr. Phil can’t fix it.

I’m even beginning to wonder if 1st Chronicles 7:14 will still work:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” My people” can’t even agree with each other. The church today is about as fractured as it’s ever been. How are they ever going to be unified enough to humble themselves and pray as a unified body of believers–the church?

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

There are oodles of scriptures in God’s Word that affirm God’s absolute sovereignty and that Almighty God is still on the throne and in complete control of everything.

Remembering that and abiding in it, I believe, is our only hope today and in the future.

4 thoughts on “Who’s in charge?)

  1. Howdy Steven!

    I’ve been studying up on the Founding Fathers and on those who’ve studied or lived through a democratic devolution to authoritarianism. The place where these two overlap is in local politics and governance. I’m beginning to think that the way to heal our partisan divide is by providing the government services that we all want and need. As long as we’re tied up in arguing about intangibles, we’ll be constantly fussing and fighting, but if we can focus on the tangibles of the things that only government can provide we might could come to some common ground and reach an understanding of each other.

    And, some how, I think that would be the politics that Jesus could support, too.

    Huzzah!
    Jack

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  2. We may very well be seeing the destruction of our republic with the political divides that separate us, but I still believe that most Americans will come out of this with a better government for all…not just “white America”. And if people would actually follow God’s word, the vast majority would stop acting abhorrently to those of differing races, creeds, sexes or sexual orientations.

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