Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tuesday's Political Thoughts

This phase of political unrest sweeping across our country is a bizarre time indeed.  We have a generation of extremely self-centered people who fully believe society is indebted to them, and they are unwilling to let opposition have a voice.

But I can sense a growing hope in the midst of the chaos, proving that we aren’t going to hell in a handbasket just yet.   I worry, though, that the people who are weary of Washington so desperately want change that they are putting their hope in a man who is, after all, a mere mortal like the rest of us.  Placing all of our confidence in another human being usually garners disappointment. 

What did we learn from recent history?  I remember eight years ago, then again four years ago, when America was promised change, and voters chose our current administration.  We did see change.  It wasn’t the change most of us wanted, but it was definitely a change…almost a revolution, in fact. 

Something I didn’t expect on the democrat front was the opposition to Hillary Clinton.   The biggest surprise from the democrats, however, was their support of an admitted socialist.   I never dreamed Bernie Sanders would still be in the democrat race, just as I didn’t think Donald Trump would be the frontrunner for the Republican Party.  

I halfway expect some nasty late surprise, in either or both parties.   It would be a foolish gamble, I believe, but the insane choices of the people we have elected to office is disturbing.  

Definitely unsettling,
this peculiar phase in political America.

I comfort myself by remembering God really is in control.  He’s God, you know.  He hears the prayers of His people, and His people are praying.  The remnant.  For the sake of ten, my friend.  

1 comment:

  1. In the past 2 elections prior to this one, we had what I thought were solid conservative people running against our present president who had perhaps some morals and convictions. I don't see that in either one of the forerunners at this point in time. I truly believe God is in control and basically my prayer these days are "your will be done Lord." I wonder why God would want to intervene here in America; we (figuratively and collectively) have redefined marriage, killed his children through abortion, and so much more. I'm reading 1 Samuel now with David and it struck me, David was a liar, a thief, a conniver, a murderer, adulter and so much more, but what did he have? He was a man after God's own heart. He worshiped God, trusted him, sought him, feared him. I see a very small remnant doing that these days. I'm not sure it is enough anymore.



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