The will of the people

Actually, it is the will of God. You all know that I am beyond disappointed right now. In fact, I’m speechless. My fingers still work though, so here we go.

God knows what He is doing. His Will will always be accomplished whether we realize it or not; whether we care about Him or not. He’s got a plan. I can’t even pretend to know what it is, but I do have an inkling.

I saw a sign on tv that said, “help is on the way”. This person is expecting one man to give him hope as if he’s never had hope before. What I ask of you is to not put your hope in man: not a man, not a government, not in government programs. When you put your hope in man you will always be disappointed. I have a feeling there will be many people experiencing this disappointment throughout the next four years (as they have throughout the years expecting the government to be their savior). Man cannot fulfill our hope. Government cannot fulfill our hope. God can. I ask you to put your hope in God. Don’t expect the federal government to make everything peachy keen with peace and prosperity for everyone where everyone is equal and no one has more or less than any other. Not gonna happen. God is the only One who can give true peace. God is the only one who has already made everyone equal no matter how much we have or do not have. Government cannot make people equal.

Now, I have a personal request. We must be proactive at making sure our military is NOT decreased. Yes, we want peace, but peace comes with a price (bodily and monetarily) and can only be achieved if we still walk with a big stick. We don’t necessarily need to use the big stick, but we better be ready and willing to use it. Barney Frank has already been pushing to decrease funding for the military by 25%. What the….? Clinton already slashed way beyond what we could stand. The military is struggling to maintain status quo with not nearly enough manning (thank you, Clinton). You will never convince me that we don’t need a strong military. People, please don’t let this happen. We’re going to need a strong military now more than ever, Biden has even predicted it. The only silver lining in this election is that my husband may actually not be deployed again. But even if he is, he will do it willingly, ready to fight and die for people who don’t give a crap about him or our troops because they want to cut our funding. They pretend that they care about troops. I can tell you first hand, if they cut any funding they don’t care about troops. Because troops are troops whether they’re in Baghdad, Kabul or Fort Hood, Texas. Troops are troops whether they’re defending our freedom overseas or whether they’re pushing all the red-tape paper at the Pentagon. Troops are troops whether they’re full-time troops or weekend warriors. Cutting funding for the military is cutting funding for the troops’ families.

Lastly, I would like to extend a personal big hug to George W. Bush. He is hated and it’s sickening to see how people talk about him and treat him. Are you really proud of yourselves? These are the same people that call for tolerance. Mr. President, you brought us together after 9/11. You have helped to prevent this country from being attacked again. For that I will ever be grateful. Everything else pales in comparison if there is no America left to defend.

We are called to respect authority (see Romans 13 below) and so I will respect the Office of the President and therefore President-Elect Obama. My hope will never rest in him nor his government though. I will never expect him or his government to meet my needs. I will not even expect him to respect my rights and freedoms. But, then again, this is the will of God. Certain things must and will happen.

ROMANS 13 (Submission to the Authorities)
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God . . . Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

Now, I don’t believe that this election was good for our nation. But my ways aren’t God’s ways and only time will tell what He has in store for us. My prayer is that we, as a nation, will turn back to God and put our hope in Him, not in a government.

P.S. If you’re thinking about leaving a comment only to spit vitriol, or just a nanny-nanny-boo-boo, spare yourself. You will neither change my opinion nor make me any more impressed with you.

P.S.S. Marana tha!

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30 thoughts on “The will of the people

  1. danyelle says:

    i feel pretty much precisely as you do. not very excited about these next 4 years, but since my faith was never in the president anyway, it’s a little easier. and i wish more people understood reagan’s idea of “peace through superior fire power.” he abhorred nuclear weapons, but he brought the ussr down with that expensive, competitive arms race. oxymoronic, ain’t it?

  2. dandelionmom says:

    I echo that thanks to Du!

    I think we should all set timers today to remind ourselves every so often that GOD holds the heart of the king and is able to “turn it like the rivers of waters” Every time I look at the baby I am taking care of today and am reminded that our future president would have preferred her killed in the womb to avoid punishing her mother with a “damag……OK -hand of GOD!

    Make that Ball a night to remember girl–celebrate all that makes our country great-it’s all still here!

  3. Thanks for the post. I needed to hear this. I’m surprised at how sad I woke up today. But you are right…..it is GOD’s plan, and no one else’s. And I will just keep telling myself that : )

    I also don’t understand the hate of George W. We do not live in a monarchy. We do not live in a dictatorship. He does not have absolute control over the government. He is just one part of it. While he was busy keeping us safe, the rest of the government dropped the ball….everyone needs to step up and take ownership of that.

    I feel sorry for the people that think obama is the second coming and is going to “save” them. He really doesn’t have that power….

    And I second the thanks to DU and your family. Thank you.

    I think yours may be the only blog I read today. I’m just not in the mood for Bush bashing…..

  4. I loved this, Vicki. Every word. EVERY word. So good, so true.

    What I don’t get is this, “Sorry ‘your man’ lost.” McCain wasn’t my man…Palin was my woman, but I digress. I refuse to put my hope in any human being. Clearly, that’s the problem with our country, anyway–“hoping” and wanting “change” from anyone who doesn’t look to the Lord as the author and perfector of their faith.

    Sigh…
    We are beyond sad, of course. But we are hoping that his only means He is returning again. SOON. Yes, Maranatha!

  5. Grandma Dee says:

    I wish I didn’t wake up this morning feeling vulnerable to our enemies. I’ve felt safe these years following 9-11 — thank you President Bush and all our military personnel — but today I no longer feel safe. A hard, cold winter is approaching; not registered on the thermostat but felt in the soul. A man that represents many who oppose America and all it stands for will sit in the Oval Office. A man who hid who he was, hides who he is, denied his friends and associations and their beliefs (Farrakhan, Frank Davis, Wright, Ayers, Pfleger, Rashid Khalidi, Tony Rezko, Odinga, Khalid al Mansour, the New Party, Democratic Socialists of America) while sharing those beliefs. A man who styled himself as a new kind of politician; as an honest, open, fresh breath of air while running a campaign of deceit about who he is, what he believes, and what his convictions are. Obama described himself as a man who chose his friends “very carefully.” But his relationships were and are with nefarious characters. Obama said in Dreams From My Father, “as Faulkner reminds us, the past is never dead and buried – it isn’t even past.” Well his past, his collective history, tells a very telling story of who he is and what his convictions are.

    As for me, I do not recognize Obama as my President, nor will I refer to him as such. I do not wish any harm to Berry but being one who values our freedoms more than the “social justice” promises of free money received by “spreading the wealth” and being one who’s values place democracy over socialism, I do not wish Berry well.

    Finally, I have grave fears for the fate of Israel; I do not believe that he will rise to her defense. God help us all.

  6. Hanvrgenes says:

    This could not have been stated any better.
    It is predicted that our time as we know it here on this earth is coming closer and closer to an end. Those of us who have and keep our faith in God rather than an individual/government, we have nothing to fear.

    Godspeed to us all!

  7. I so agree with you, and I am also afraid for all the businesses in America, People just don’t understand when you tax and penalize business, it affects everyone, products will be more expensive and their will be less jobs. We own two small business’s and I am scared we will have to lay people off.

  8. You know, as I watched last night, I knew it would happen. Even still, my heart skipped a beat when Obama was declared president. I think what concerned me the most is exactly what you described in your post. I watched hundreds on thousands of people cheering and many were in tears like they were at a rock concert. Does it really mean that you are more of a person because there is now a black president? What do those hundreds of thousands really hope to have in Obama? Or, was it just the cool thing to do?? It is really sad. Today, as I picked up my son from preschool, one of the little girls in his class asked me who I voted for. Her family supported Obama. She was doing a little sing song dance AND SHE IS FOUR. Really, people are making this man to be more than he is. At the end of the day, he is still just a man, not black or white, he is just a man.

  9. I think now is the time for us to come together. We are all tired of the bitter politics of campaigning. I am looking forward to now turning our attentions towards actions – not campaigns. And I do hope the record number of people who have been involved in both campaigns continue to stay active and aware of what is going on in our country. Democracy is a great thing.

  10. Rush was inspiring today. He made an excellent point that now is a great time for cleaning house. Republicans abandoned conservative principles. Conservatism doesn’t need to change, and conservative values will be championed once again, I just hope it doesn’t take 8 years. For those expecting a handout, prepare to be shocked and amazed. Did you see the looks on his supporters faces last night when he started talking about sacrifice? “Wait… what do you mean, sacrifice? I didn’t think I was going to have to sacrifice… I thought everyone ELSE was going to have to sacrifice!!”

  11. Thank you. I needed this today. I have been disgusted by the way people have disrespected Bush and the way they have deified Obama. He is just a man. A man who has sold a bunch of people a bill of goods that he can never hope to fulfill. I have been trying all day to find the silver lining, but I just can’t.

  12. As your neighbor to the north, we also watched with bated breath last night… and we also were very disappointed. But as has been said, God is in control and our trust needs to be in Him. Although I do fear for the future somewhat… I know He is ultimately in control…

  13. Kelley says:

    Pastor Thom spoke about this last night citing same scripture plus these :
    1 Timothy 2: 1&2
    Titus 3 :1&2
    1 Peter 2:13-15

    He prefaced it with references in:
    Judges 21: 25(def. of anarchy)
    Jeremiah 18: 1-12, 25:8-12, 51:11-13
    Isaiah 44:24-45:7
    Ezra 1:1-4

    If you lipread you can watch it on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/restoration-church-live
    The video worked but not the audio 😦

    Take heart, dear V, God’s knows the plans!

  14. Obama was elected? Kidding, I’m only behind in the online world, not the real world.

    This is a good post. You’re so right; we WILL be disappointed if we put our hope in man.

    And about hugging Bush, I’m all for it. I was just “talking” about this with Michelle. Now that I’ve written letters to the newly elected officials, it’s time for me to write him a thank you note. I’ve been wanting to write him for years but never followed through. No more.

  15. Thank you. This has been a LONG election. And I too am so tired of all the Bush bashing. Have I loved every single decision he has made? No. But being President is such a thankless job. There is NO way you can please 100% of the people 100% of the time. And I’m thankful for the service he has selfishly rendered in the midst of so much opposition.

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