Loving the unlovable is one of toughest commandments to keep but it is one of the most important. In Matthew 22, when Christ was asked what the most important commandment was, He replied that loving God with all of your heart, soul and mind was the most important. He then added that the second most important was to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. You’ll notice he didn’t say brother, mother or best friend. He said neighbor, meaning everyone. I don’t know about you, but sometimes for me it’s the toughest commandment to adhere to. Let’s face it; there are a lot of people out there that are tough to love.
I hate to admit this, but I have a real hard time loving our president. I don’t even like seeing his face on the television set. I don’t like the direction he has taken our country. I believe he has made every effort to strip Christians of our civil liberties, and don’t even get me started on Obamacare. I have to remind myself what Romans 13:1 tells us: There is no government anywhere that God has not placed in power. That’s a tough one to swallow, too. It leaves us with so many questions. If our own president is trying to strip Christians of our religious freedoms, all the while giving more freedom to the fringes, why would God let him be our president, much less put him there? I have to assume that it is a part of His bigger plan. Just as in my life when God has used bad things to bring about good, will He not do the same thing for our country?
Let’s face it folks, America has been headed down a slippery slope for a long time. The more we take God out of our country, the worse off we are. The ugliness of this past election is a great example of just how bad things are. People have been saying and doing lots of terrible things because they don’t like the candidates that were running for office. The division in this country is at an all time high. Friends are fighting and “unfriending” each other on Facebook because they don’t share the same political view. Riots broke out at fundraisers. The media has used its power to accelerate the unrest by pitting blacks against cops, Christians against gays, and the have-not’s against those that have plenty. It’s time to stop the madness. I believe that is what God is planning to do, and using the most unlikely subject to do it.
I’ll be honest, a year ago I said, “Donald Trump, are you kidding me?” I wanted Ben Carson to be president, but he was not demonstrative enough to get the votes required to run for the presidency. I loved Carly Fiorina, but for whatever reason America didn’t think she should be our first woman president. The primaries were full of nasty remarks towards and about all of the delegates. It was sad and embarrassing to me. And finally when the dust settled, there was Trump. I said, “Really, God? This is your choice?” As I quoted from Romans earlier, there is no one in power that God doesn’t place there. If the Bible says so, it has to be true. You can’t take what you like and leave the rest with the Bible. You either believe in it or you don’t. My question took me to 1 Corinthians 1:27. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.
This really said it all for me and gave me the confidence that Trump was the right choice. America is sick to death of our government as it is today. Congress gives itself raises while our patriots, the men and woman who fought for our freedoms, are being treated like rubbish. They pass laws, padding their pockets along the way, which hurt instead of helping our nation. Trump is a man who very successfully used those laws to build a financial empire, all the while paying as little taxes as possible. I don’t want to continue the political debate but I have to mention that Hillary, who used her charity to do the same, slammed Trump and said it made him unworthy to be our president. I don’t see it that way. Who better to know where the system is broken than a man who used our laws to his advantage. It doesn’t make him criminal, it makes him smart.
But why, Lord, why did he have to keep putting his foot in his mouth? I kept telling God to make him shut up. He didn’t, and now I understand why. He used what the world considered foolish to confound the wise. This election was history making. If you don’t believe in God and know that he has a plan, you have to be scratching your head asking what the heck is going on with this country. I am convinced that God will use Trump to do great things for America. He used many ungodly men to accomplish His goals throughout the Bible. King Nebuchadnezzar is a great example. Check out the book of Daniel for the full story.
I am so excited to see how God will use Trump to improve the way things are. I am confident that this country will regain its pride. Our military will be fortified and taken better care of. Obamacare will be replaced by something that doesn’t rob the middle class to pay for the poor. The rights of Christians will no longer be trampled on in the name of political correctness. And most importantly, principled Supreme Court Justices who honor our constitution as it was written will see to that. I have great hope that we will make America great again.
I welcome your thoughts and comments. If they are civil I will gladly share and respond to them. It is important to keep it civil, though. We’ve had enough hatred and ugliness in the last eighteen months to last a lifetime. God bless you and God bless America.