At 11:45 on Tuesday night, I turned off my computer and crawled into bed. At that point, Trump had more electoral votes than Hillary, but I had a suspicion that Hillary would pull ahead as more states submitted their results. Although I was curious about who would lead our country for the next four years, I was too tired to join the thousands of individuals who were guzzling caffeine simply because they wanted to know the results.
Just under seven hours later, I rolled over and looked at my clock. Sure enough, it was Wednesday. The apocalypse had not happened. America had lived to see another day. Before even reaching for my phone, I said a prayer. “Lord, no matter who won the election, let them lead our nation with integrity and wisdom.”
I powered on my multiple electronic devices and selected the tab titled “2016 Election Results.” To my astonishment, the majority of the progress bar was red. Donald Trump had been elected to lead our nation.
I am neither condemning or condoning Trump. I would probably be writing the same post if Hillary had won the election. I do not care if our president is a male or female, a republican or a democrat, a Caucasian or a minority, a Christian or an Atheist, a politician or a businessman. I will always vote for the individual that I believe will best lead our nation, but I will not “freak out” about the results of the election.
My lack of care is not due to ignorance, illogical hope, or “millennial apathy.” My peace is due to Romans 13:1.
…No one rules unless God has given him the power to rule, an no one rules now without that power from God.
Even in a democracy, God is the one who appoints leaders. He chooses to use the citizens’ votes to do so, but He is supremely in charge.
This means that ultimately, Trump is not answerable to the nation. He is answerable to God.
Rulers are working for God and give their time to their work.
So do not dismay. As a new man moves into the White House, the same God is orchestrating eternity. Our president is simply “God’s servant to help [the nation]” (Romans 13:4).