“I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”
- Psalm 34:4
“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
- Psalm 94:19
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
- Matthew 6:34
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
– 1 Peter 5:6-7
When I wake up in the morning I turn on the coffee pot, make sure my middle daughter is out of bed and getting ready for school, pour a cup of coffee, then sit in the living room for 10-15 minutes spending time with God in prayer.
I didn’t pray right away this morning however, because my mind was full of dread, uncertainty, and fear of what is to come.
If Hillary Clinton wins the election we will have a drunk with power criminal elitist president who will sell our souls to the highest bidder for personal gain and put us all in danger.
If Trump wins, we will have a drunk with power, unhinged, and amoral narcissist president who will…let’s be honest, there is no telling what he is capable of.
I could go on, I guess, I don’t think anything is off the table at this point, I don’t think anything will genuinely surprise me.
My problem is not the inevitable doom and gloom that is about to unfold all around us but my ability to be fully at peace even though I know that God is in control and everything will work out for His good in the end.
It’s easy to say, “Cast all your anxiety on him…” but, at times like this, it’s awful hard to actually do it or at least do it completely.
My prayer for myself and everyone like me today is for the strength to fully let go of anxiety and trust that, no matter what happens, God is good, God loves us, and God is in control.
At the very least I need to figure out how to consistently keep a healthy and rational concern for the future of the country I love from turning into a fear that we are all screwed.