Next week America will inaugurate the new President of the United States. On January 20, 2017 our country will have a new leader. Whether or not you voted for him, agree with him, or like him, he is our new man-in-charge and is to be respected as such. We voters need to start acting like the adults we are and be the upstanding citizens we are meant to be, and stop bashing our President, the one in office now or the one about to be. And non-voters need to quit complaining because they obviously opted out of this election, thus opting out of an opinion on this country’s choice of leaders.
But enough of that. I want to address everyone who gives a care about our new leader. There are many who think Mr. Trump is the most wonderful thing to happen to America, and that he’s going to fix every problem this country has. On the other hand, there are those who think he will be the ruin of our nation, and that he’s a rude, stuck up rich person.
Let me say this: Maybe he’s going to fix our problems, and maybe he isn’t. Maybe he’s a horrible person, and maybe he isn’t. But no matter what he’s like or what he does or doesn’t do to and for our country, Mr. Trump is not who we need to be looking to for the “salvation,” if you will, of this nation. We need to stop thinking that one person who’s head of our country will either make it or break it. Sure, a President of the United States has a whole lot of power over a whole lot of things and a whole lot of people, but no matter how bad or how good a leader is, he or she is not who we need to be looking to for this nation’s ruin or redemption.
The One we ought to be looking to for our help is the One whose name is in our country’s motto: “In God we trust.”
We can’t put our trust in any leader of this nation, no matter how good he or she may be. Here are some verses in the Bible that tell us in whom we must trust and those we should not rely on:
“It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in people.” (Psalm 118:8, NLT)
“Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there.” (Psalm 146:3, NLT)
“This is what the LORD says: ‘Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the LORD.” (Jeremiah 17:5, NLT)
This country may get better in the next four years, it may get worse, or it may go nowhere at all. But we need to quit depending on one person to make it good or bad; we need to realize who it is we ought to be trusting in, and stop worrying so much over “powerful” people. God is the powerful One, and although it would be wonderful to have only good leaders for this country, no matter who is appointed as President in the future, God is still the same, and He is always with us, and we can forever trust in Him.
“My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth!” (Psalm 121:2, NLT)
“But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31, NLT)