Fear Not Little Flock

(Adapted from an anonymous copied/pasted Facebook post from November 8, 2020. I searched the internet but couldn’t find the original author.)

In this current disconcerting post-election climate, I felt led to share a few observations for God’s precious children.

1) Don’t let Satan mess with your head by making you feel guilty for having a melancholy reaction to Trump’s apparent defeat. The Bible says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” (Proverbs 29:2)

Some will object to “Trump” and “righteous” being in the same paragraph. My answer: judge the policies, not the person. The Trump administration accomplishments on life, liberty, and religious freedom were Heaven sent.

2) On a positive note, as that well-known “Yogi-ism” goes, “It ain’t over till it’s over,” If the Lord wills, President Trump and his legal team could certainly prevail despite all the political shenanigans being pulled.

On January 18, 2021, Clay Clark and Ann Vandersteel offered 45 Non-Delusional Reasons for Hope and Optimism for the Future of America.

Yes, I know what day it is. On January 22, ThriveTime released Lin Wood’s Fireside Chat No. 9 plus other MEGA shows. There’s enough substance there to convince me “it ain’t over.”

Continue to “watch and pray.”

3) In the worst-case scenario (from our limited perspective), should the president meet his political demise, whether legitimately or through nefarious means, a major Bible text can help us deal with this foreboding situation.

Isaiah 6:1 says, “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.”

King Uzziah was Israel’s President Trump, having served them faithfully during his reign. However, just as the Jews may have become spoiled by such a good sovereign, America’s Christians could have innocently succumbed to the same temptation with their president.

In any event, Isaiah does not profess to see the Lord until his nation’s leader is removed. If the “Trump train” is derailed through Providence, we’ll all have to refocus on that “Jehovah train” (i.e., the one that “filled the temple”) for our earthly security.

4) It is always good spiritual therapy to put our attention on the burdens of others rather than our own. Sadly, unconverted Trump supporters cannot avail themselves to such comforting Scriptures as Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice” and I Thessalonians 5:18, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Because so many of these otherwise patriotic Americans are no doubt extremely distraught, we should be seeking opportunities to minister to their souls.

5) Censorship and lockdowns are convincing many otherwise apathetic citizens that it is time to free America. Truth prevails.

6) Finally, if you did not vote, SHAME ON YOU!!! (No doubt you rarely tip in restaurants as well.)

Don’t misunderstand. This world is not my home and my hope has never been in the White House.

“Worry is a mild form of atheism.” — John Wesley