Are you disappointed with who won the election or tempted to believe God doesn’t care or that he’s lost control? Or that he is allowing the nation to fall apart? Maybe you’re upset about who’s in control of the house or senate. Does it looks like the wrong people are in office and your nation and community are in a downward spiral? Not true. Whether you voted for President Obama or Mitt Romney, let me show you that regardless of who won the election – it’s going to be ok for you.
Here’s a promise from the Bible that you can count on when everything looks like it’s falling apart:
Romans 8:28 says, And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (NLT)
Let me clarify a few things about this promise that all things work together for good:
- The Bible doesn’t say that EVERYTHING that happens is good. It says God can work it into something good.
- The Bible doesn’t promise that we will ALWAYS see the good right away. It may take time.
- God can bring a good that we don’t recognize.
- God doesn’t say he will bring good out of bad FOR EVERYBODY – only for those “who love God and are called according to his purpose” (For Christians who are genuinely walking with God.)
Here’s an example from God: God had tough things happen to him too. God’s son died. Tough right? In fact, God’s son was murdered.
And let’s not forget Jesus, God’s son, was tortured, then killed. It didn’t look good when it all went down. But hold on…
It ALL happened for YOUR GOOD!
Let’s recap. Situation – Jesus was killed.
What good was in it for you? It gave you the way to be forgiven and saved from hell.
Hebrews 4:14-16 says, Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help. (Message)
God and Jesus Identify With What You’re Going Through
Whether we’re talking about the election or anything else in your life, know Jesus is in touch with your reality. God knows about tough stuff, and will make all things work together for you and this nation. So if your disappointed, don’t worry, God has everything under control and he will make even the election results work together for your good.