Stand by our Leaders

Last night we elected Donald Trump to the White House. No matter who your candidate was, it is time to come together as America always has and work to improve where we need to improve. I personally believe Hillary Clinton could not have done this. Again, that is my personal opinion.

I said before the election and I repeat myself after the election: God is in complete control. Daniel 2:21 says “He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.” My opinion as a citizen of the United States means nothing and is nothing compared to God’s ultimate decision. If God had placed Hillary Clinton in the White House, I would have had to accept it as God’s plan. God has placed who He has placed, and no matter what happens, God is in control.

This election has shown us the ugliness of what an election season can bring. It has broken friendships and divided families; it has even put up barriers in schools and churches. It is time now to do away with that division. We have elected a President. It is time to move on.

We must pray every day. If God is in control, why would we not seek His counsel and follow His will every day? And if we consider ourselves American citizens, why would we not work together as American citizens to improve our nation?

One issue many have with Donald Trump is his racist attitude. I too take offense to this. But I realize at the same time that he has been elected President, and I have to accept that. What I do not have to accept, however, are the things he says when they are blatently wrong. I will stand by my fellow Americans, black or white, Asian or Hispanic, or wherever they may be from. More important than the Government is the people it governs. This applies to people of EVERY race, EVERY nationality, and yes, even every religion. You may not believe what I believe or look like I look, but it is my belief in God that I love you anyway. When we submit to the Government, we submit together.

I leave you with Romans 13:1-7:

Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God. So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God’s command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have its approval. For government is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong. Therefore, you must submit, not only because of wrath, but also because of your conscience. And for this reason you pay taxes, since the authorities are God’s public servants, continually attending to these tasks. Pay your obligations to everyone: taxes to those you owe taxes, tolls to those you owe tolls, respect to those you owe respect, and honor to those you owe honor.


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