This makes political seasons very painful and frightening as I wonder how we can expect better outcomes with candidates who do not demonstrate ethics, humility and altruism.
So again it comes down to this. I do what I can -- stay informed, study, vote and then remember that in the end I am not in charge. But I am loved and cared for by a God who has a handle on all this. I am resigned that we may have to live with the political choices of an electorial majority which may lead us into sad and dangerous places, where, hopefully we can learn to be wiser and stronger and more sensible. But no matter what comes, God will never forsake us. When we are most aware of our vulnerable condition, we are often most able to accept the comfort and healing of our God. The more fearful we are, the more we can be inspired to lean on God.
Paul wrote, “[The Lord] said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me." 2 Corinthians 12:9
Oh God, my God, be merciful to us. Give wisdom and courage to our leaders and our voters. Stir honorable women and men to run for office, serve capably and with integrity, and protect them from the temptations that come with the flattery of fools and cheaters. And always help us remember that tho' sin is with us always, You are bigger than the most frightening circumstances. AMEN