Winners and Losers in this world

America’s eyes are increasingly riveted upon political polls, watching for their candidate to pull ahead of the other. The news (good or bad) will affect our feelings for the day, and probably steer our water-cooler conversations down the same avenue.

While I expect all of my fellow believers to be involved in the process of electing our next president (this is a VERY important matter), I cannot help but wonder if we let these things eclipse our confidence and joy in our great and victorious God. When the political news is “bad” for our cause, do we despair? When it is good, do we glow with pride (and put too much “trust in princes”)?

Let’s be redirected and reinvigorated by the Word of God, which speaks about the certainty of the victories of our God! Read, for instance, in Psalm 68. Then anchor your heart to God’s platform and plans for this world.

68:1 God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered;
and those who hate him shall flee before him!
2 As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away;
as wax melts before fire,
so the wicked shall perish before God!
3 But the righteous shall be glad;
they shall exult before God;
they shall be jubilant with joy!

4 Sing to God, sing praises to his name;
lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts;
his name is the Lord;
exult before him!
5 Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
is God in his holy habitation.
6 God settles the solitary in a home;
he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
– – – – –
19 Blessed be the Lord,
who daily bears us up;
God is our salvation. Selah
20 Our God is a God of salvation,
and to God, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.
21 But God will strike the heads of his enemies,
the hairy crown of him who walks in his guilty ways. (esv)


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