You Can’t Manipulate God

God is not playing “Deal or No Deal” with you.

1 Peter 2:1 – So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

As you approach the political season, many are saying the election of 2020 is a pivot point, one where the nation could move in directions that are ideologically opposite.  Pundits present both sides of the political spectrum, often with glowing words or thundering accusations.  Who can you trust? It quickly becomes evident what is driving them—but what is it that is driving you?

It seems that media sources all l have a singular ambition, regardless of the candidate they are pushing, and that is to make you angry. Anger is divisive by its very nature, and both sides are looking for a divided electorate—a divided America!

But if you pull back the cover on anger you find beneath it fear, hurt and frustration.  Miroslav Volf, a Croatian theologian, once said, “To triumph fully, evil needs two victories, not one. The first victory happens when an evil deed is perpetrated; the second victory, when evil is returned. After the first victory, evil would die if the second victory did not infuse it with new life.”

To respond to angry and divisive words with more anger is to infuse that first evil with new life. Don’t let that anger destroy you. Don’t let it have victory in your life. Trust God to deal with the evildoers, then focus on His presence, giving him your fears, your hurts and your frustrations. He knows all about them anyway!

Pray With Us

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You that You have shown how Your will is ultimately done in the actions of mankind upon the Earth. We do not always see it in our timing, but can be assured that Your will is perfect, and will ultimately bring glory to You. I humbly ask that you be a Source of wisdom for the political candidates; that You would direct them toward Your throne where they can receive love and mercy. Keep them healthy and safe on the campaign trail. Guide Your people at election time. Your will be done. For the sake of Jesus and His Kingdom,


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