Rumination XXXIII – Heaven Help Us

As the RT noted in his last post, everything that’s happening in the American political arena is all his fault. I’ve been guilty of putting my trust in people and establishments other than the Lord, so He’s going to let me see what that really looks like in action.

Now, if the population of the US is approximately 350 million, it’s safe to assume that at least 50 million of those meet the age and citizenship requirements to be President of the United States. Out of those 50+ million, we’ve got possibly the two worst candidates of the whole bunch. One is a conniving, pathological liar and the other an arrogant, egotistical megalomaniac. If that’s not the Lord exercising His sense of humor, I don’t know what is.

Sense of humor or not, it’s a stark reminder of what happens when we put our trust anywhere but in Him. My prayer is that Heaven will indeed help us come November.

I am working to focus my mind on this single thought: Regardless of who wins the Presidency in November, Jesus Christ will still be King and Jehovah God will still be the Ruler and Sustainer of the Universe. That’s where I’m working to put my trust, come what may.

I share the Apostle Paul’s hope as expressed in his Letter to the Romans:

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 

Now, we must remember that “good” according to God’s purpose won’t always line up with our feeble human view of “good”. But we can rest easy that He has this. Nothing escapes His notice. He always takes care of His own. He will see His followers through.

And I’d much rather live under God’s righteous, loving and holy governance than that of either of the two yahoos that will be on the ballot in November. Yet, Paul goes on in Romans to point out that every authority is established by God: 

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. Romans 13:1-2 

So like the candidates (and the ultimate winner) or not, my duty is to submit. Admittedly, that’s hard for the RT to do, but it’s what we all are called to do.

I encourage you to do what Mrs. RT does when the RT gets out of whack with God’s direction: she calls him on it. Please keep me honest.

The Rambling Texan, August 3, 2016 

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