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!