Fear not the drama.
We do not need to be fearful this election year. Still, you might be asking your self questions like:
“What if so-and-so wins the nomination?”
“What if this person or that person becomes president?”
“What about the supreme court nominations?”
These questions and more are posed to us on a daily basis it seems through our various sources of information. If you watch enough television or scroll through enough social media, it would lead you to believe that the US is in a state of fear and chaos. Additionally, the whole world is watching and joining the chorus of “the sky is falling”.
This is the change we can believe in.
We do not change our world by acting in fear, but rather by acting in faith. The early church was no stranger to political conflict and cultural clashes. The way they produced change was to spread the “Good News” as actual good news and live changed lives. This resulted in an increase in their numbers and their influence in all levels of society.
If we are to bring about real change, it requires transformed people reaching out with the love of Christ which transforms people. It is the love of Christ that draws us to repentance, and then the continuous work and influence of the Holy Spirit that transforms lives.
The change we can believe in and the change we actually need does not come from political promises or governments, but from believers with transformed lives walking in faith and spiritual authority around the world.
Here are a few verses to encourage us to live courageously, to live full of faith:
Hebrews 13:6 — So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” (NLT)
Isaiah 41:10 — Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. (NLT)
Romans 13:3 — So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” (NLT)
Pray and then vote without fear.
Regardless of the outside circumstances, we as Christian believers should be encouraged to rise above it all by mounting up on eagle’s wings(Isaiah 40:31), and to shine bright with hope when others would speak hopelessness. Be a light. Pray. Vote without fear.