Election Thoughts

The election is over.  All the hours of watching debates, listening to talk shows, and following polling is over….but not in the way I wanted.  I’m at a loss for words to describe exactly what I’m feeling and thinking, and some things are better left unsaid.

Two things, however, hit me hard this morning.

1) I was trusting in “man” to bring change to our country’s heart.  I said that I wanted God’s will done, that His outcome was best, that we didn’t deserve His blessing, yet all the while I was confident Romney could bring us to victory.  And when he lost, for a moment it felt like everything was lost.

2) I’m scared to think of hard times ahead.  Of course my mind blows things out of proportion, but I don’t want to face rising unemployment, rising gas prices, tighter budgets, more taxes, and more national debt.  I want material comfort, a rising income, and prosperity. (As if a well-lived life comes with possessions and wealth!)

I’m still disappointed.  I’m still questioning.  I’m still praying.  But I now know that I also need some to do some soul-searching.

 

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4 Responses to Election Thoughts

  1. Joanne says:

    hi angie,

    I agree…i’m almost at a loss over here. i’m so used to watching all the conservative pundits analysing every aspect of the election for the last year, that I almost don’t know what to do with my time right now… but you’re absolutely right – trust in God is easy to say but much harder to do.

  2. Cherise says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with you, Ange. I felt the same way! It is humbling to realize that we were anxiously trusting in one man and fearing for the future if he didn’t win. I even made a comment to Andrew that if Romeny didn’t win, we are moving to Canada! Haha. He looked at me and said, “For what? Canada is even more socialist!” It seemed like a good thought at the time. For some reason, the other side of the border looked better, especially with a conservative leader at the moment, but I know that Canada too can change any day. It was a gut reaction that I had, and a selfish one.

  3. Marcia says:

    I must admit that my strong preference would have been to see Obama ousted, but let’s take heart in the fact that he barely squeaked in on the popular vote. That means there are 50M citizens who, in a measure, share our ideals.
    Yes, Cherise, Canada is just as liberal from a social perspective, but the economic house is indeed in better order. As much as I dislike Obama, GWB shares much blame on that score. He spent eight years spending money like a drunken sailor.

  4. Nicolette says:

    Hi Ange, I felt so disheartened too! But not for nothing the Bible says, “Put not your trust in princes, nor for help on man depend…” It’s a lesson I need to learn and re-learn! Much love to you all! God is in control and all-powerful!

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