Do you feel like you have a pit in your stomach? When you turn on the TV do you feel confused, maybe raged, and possibly disgusted. Do you have no clue what to believe anymore? One person did this and another did that, and you don’t have the secret powers to decipher fact from fiction. Maybe you are exhausted to the point that you have given up. Do you feel like the world will be what it is and there is nothing you can do about it?
Maybe you feel like you can’t trust the media. Maybe you just wish that every third status in your social media feed was not negative news related. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to see through the fog that lies between propaganda and reality?
If you have read this far, I’m guessing the presidential election has crossed your mind. But in reality, this is not just about the election. It’s about the new norm? This new norm has us all waiting on our heels for the next “worst” thing. It’s like we are in the middle of a thriller action movie, or better yet we are stuck in a movie such as Ground Hog’s Day.
Is there a bigger picture that we are missing? Has the shadow (no pun intended from previous paragraph) become so dark that we have lost hope in the light? Has the negative in this world brought you to the acceptance of this new norm?
Let me try for a moment to bring back the light. Don’t allow the pit in your stomach to remain there. You know why? It’s simple…God’s Got This! Bigger than a negative news story and certainly bigger than the election itself is the plans that God has for us. He has our back. He tells us in 1 Peter 5:7 when he says “cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Does this mean that you can breathe easy now that you don’t have to carry your anxiety? It’s not that easy is it? The new norm has triple stamped its mark on our livelihood. We must battle this with our faith. We must allow prayer to trump (no pun intended again) politics. We must allow love to trump hate. We must allow positives to illuminate the dark negative shadows. We must say to ourselves…”God’s got this.”
In doing so we need continue to see the good that this world has to offer. We need to share good news with each other. We need to stop putting ourselves down and we certainly need to stop putting others down. We need to stop judging people. God tells us in Ecclesiastes 12:14 he is the one that will bring every act to judgement and he will decide between good and evil.
You will make a judgement in November, but it’s not the final judgement. Let’s have faith in God’s plan and let’s have faith along that journey. If you are struggling with this election or if you are fighting your own personal battles, tell yourself over and over again that God’s got this. Give your fear and your anxiety to him. Rest and be comforted that your daily struggles and the negatives you see on the news is minuscule compared to the master plan that has been given to you.
Vote God today, in November, and every day of your life. Prayer over Politics and Positive over Negative. Good over Evil and Love over Hate. No worries my friends because God’s got this!
I promise you. God’s Got This. No more worries. No more fear. When the world has you down simply yield to God.