“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity
(of cowardice, of craven and cringing fear),

but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love
and of a calm and well-balanced mind

and discipline and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

After taking a few minutes to scroll through my newsfeed on Facebook this morning, my heart was saddened. With the recent election results and the fact that a non-political person was elected to office, there’s a huge spirit of fear taking over our nation. People are lashing out, saying we’re doomed as a nation and basically disrespecting those in authority over us… and it’s all because of fear.

As Christians, we’re not made to fear. We should be the positive light shining brightly on social media, encouraging people to trust our Almighty God. “For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.” (Romans 13:1) No matter how bad things seem right now or how ridiculous it may sound to say we elected a reality show host to be the 45th president of our nation, there’s no need to let fear take control.

Try to trust that God has everything under control, because He does. Look on the positive side of things. At least we don’t have a really corrupted politician in the presidential seat and there’s always checks and balances in case things really get out of hand. Don’t let fear steal your joy. Remember, “the thief does not come except to steal, kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)

Everything will work out. God has a plan. We just have to trust him and respect those in authority.

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