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The last three weeks have been overwhelmingly stressful in the USA. Before the presidential elections, regular TV and radio programs were all about it, while Christian TV and radio programs were about support for President Trump, especially from the many ‘prophets’ telling us he will win.
Americans have voted, and Joe Biden won more votes than the President, and is projected to be the next president of the USA. This outcome has moved many Christians in the USA and around the world, who believe the President is ‘God’s choice’, into despair. Many are in shock that their ‘God’s choice’ can lose, some refuse to believe the result, and are waiting for a miracle to overturn it.
How do we react to a condition of despondency like this? Despondency is when we are in low spirits, discouraged, and have lost hope. How do we recover from this state of despondency? I don’t have all the answers but I am confident that the right place to start is to return to the source of our hope, our joy, and our faith.
Jesus says in Matthew 11:28-30 (KJV): “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
The shock, worry, anxiety, and fear, in our hearts, is not healthy. We should not pretend it is not there; however, we should not carry it like a trophy, to show how much we love the President. The words of Jesus, in our Bible counsels to bring such burdens to him, through prayer, to find rest [the peace of God] for our souls.
As you pour out your heart to God in prayer for the heavy burdens in your heart, may the Lord bless you, and keep you: may the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: may the Lord lift up his favor upon you, and give you peace – Amen and Amen!