The dependency that too many people have for the government to solve their problems has taken their mind off God. People have ceased to spend time in prayer and taken to filling out forms so their lifestyle can be subsidized and funded, nurtured and satisfied by man.
First, it should be noted, God will supply what we all need. Philippians 4:19 (NIV) clearly states, And my God will meet all our needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.
Second we need to develop our faith in a God who will provide if we ask Him. He wants us to make Him the governing body of our lives. Supreme Court rulings and law enforcement mean nothing compared to His law. But the caveat is you have to ask for His governance. You have to pray for it. That leads to the tough question of how often do you pray for the things you seek? You know you’ve been saved and have accepted Christ as your Savior, but when do you spend time in prayer? Do you spend time in prayer? And do you pray regularly or just when you want something?
The Christian who lives in Christ wants to set aside time to pray. It should be the first thing we do in the morning and last thing we do before sleep. Developing a relationship with the Lord is important to Him and should be important to any Christian. Prayer is instrumental in doing that.
Sadly, many people prayed for election results that did not appear and have turned on God because he didn’t give them what they wanted. That’s a rather childish response. (Isn’t that what some kids do when their parents refuse their requests? Do they not cross their arms and pout and refuse to speak saying only, “I’m mad! Leave me alone!”?
God is not a genie in a bottle. He does not grant wishes. He gives us what we need, not what we want. Sometimes that’s a bitter pill to swallow. In the case of the elections, God wants America to draw closer to Him (God not Trump), not Hillary and not the Democratic Party, so He can demonstrate that He alone will solve your problems. Had Hillary won, her voters would not have done this.
This could descend now into a political discussion, but I’m not willing to allow that. We live in a country (and time) where instant gratification is not only the norm, it is expected. So, when the supply chain is cut off and the future seems bleak, people can sit around in despair, throw temper tantrums or seek counseling, but if they want their problems solved, they need to turn to God. He will take care of you. It is repeated over and over in The Word: Psalm 121:3 (NIV) says He will not allow your foot to slip: Psalm 23:1 (NIV), I shall not want; Matthew 6:32(NIV) and Luke 12:30(NIV), “your Father knows you need all these things”; and Isaiah 49:15 (NIV) reminds us He says, “… I will not forget you.”
But even though He repeats it over and over, people still don’t get the message. It’s easier to count on that tangible, corporeal being in front of you or on your TV screen than an unseen God. But that’s what faith is all about. And that is why it is so richly rewarded. Tell someone that you trust in God to get you a job, help you with your financial burden or cure you of your sexual addiction and they will look at you skeptically. But, He promises He will. And God does not break His promises.
Instead of demonstrations, pizza and counseling, then, we would strongly urge upset voters to use this sticker and to live by it. Do what we are told to do in Philippians 4:6 (NIV), “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.”
You will be eternally grateful you did.