I wouldn’t dream of airing my political views online. Mostly because I have a difficult time wrapping my mind around politics and would probably find myself backed into a corner very quickly, and also because politics seems to draw up such hatred in the social media ranks.
My husband said something a few weeks ago that shook up my perception of this whole political process that we go through in our country. He said, “God’s Kingdom is coming regardless of who gets voted into office.” This spoke to my heart on a lot of levels. I don’t have to fear who governs this country, because Jesus rules my soul, my inheritance and His Kingdom.
This morning I read Psalms 146 and I wanted to share it with you. This is from the Living Translation, which I know some think is outdated, but I appreciate it.
“Praise the Lord! Yes, really praise him! I will praise him as long as I live, yes, even with my dying breath. Don’t look to men for help; their greatest leaders fail; for every man must die. His breathing stops, life ends, and in a moment all he planned for himself is ended. But happy is the man who has the God of Jacob as his helper, whose hope is in the Lord his God — the God who made both earth and heaven, the seas and everything in them. He is the God who keeps every promise, and gives justice to the poor and oppressed, and food to the hungry. He frees the prisoners, and opens the eyes of the blind; he lifts the burdens from those bent down beneath their loads. For the Lord loves good men. He protects the immigrants, and cares for the orphans and widows. But he turns topsy-turvy the plans of the wicked. The Lord will reign forever. O Jerusalem, your God is King in every generation! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!”
I opened to that chapter today by divine chance, and I believe it is a promise for those who believe. His ways are higher than ours, and we haven’t even begun to understand the depths of what He has created, how he works, or what He intends for us. So today, I’m not worried about who gets to stay or move into the White House. Today I’m concerned that our eyes are focused on the Father, and on furthering His Kingdom, because that is what will last into eternity.