5 Things to Keep in Mind Post-Election

I have no idea what you think about the results of yesterday’s election. You may feel excited or despondent, confident or fearful. But whatever the case, it’s a good idea to keep these five truths in mind in the days ahead.

(And yes, I wrote this yesterday, without knowing the results.)

On who is really in charge:

Daniel 4:34-35: …[ the Lord’s] dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation. 35 All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: “What have you done?”

On how our leaders—both good and bad—find their way into positions of power:

Daniel 4:32: The Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes.

On what God is doing through every election, whether it’s clear to us or not:

Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

On where we properly can place our hope:

Psalm 62:5-6: Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.

On the wisdom of giving our ultimate allegiance to God and his kingdom, rather than any earthly kingdom or power:

Daniel 7:14: His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

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