The past week was a rough one. I’m not going to try to write any epic blog article or say anything that hasn’t already been said by some Conservative Blogger or Author, someone far more articulate than I. I’m just writing from the heart.
The reality is, if you are an American Christian Conservative, Nov 6, 2012 was a day you’d rather blot out, have a Mulligan, a do-over….anything to avoid the harsh, mean truth. Our Republican candidate–Governor Mitt Romney, moderate a Republican as he was and as good a man and businessman as he was—lost. With him he carried the Conservative hopes of 52 Million Americans who longed to see fiscal responsibility, free enterprise and small government–core Constitutional values–restored.
To put it in perspective: Out of 106 million voters, a mere 2.5 million votes (less than 2% of the popular vote) separated the two. But Mitt Romney didn’t just lose, he lost to arguably the worst President to occupy the White House since Jimmy Carter. Possibly the worst of all time—his 2nd term will prove to be historical evidence of that.
For the past couple of years I have been praying for this election. Ok, sometimes I gave in (after Romney’s nomination) and said “Please God, let the voters choose Romney over Obama.” But for the most part I prayed “Dear Almighty God, who holds all things in your powerful, loving hands–let your will be done. Let your kingdom come.” I don’t see it, but He does.
It is not for us, His people, to fully understand His reasoning, His ways, his intents and purposes or His timing in any of this. That’s where “trust” comes into play. We walk by faith and not by sight.
If we had won this election, it would be easy to say “God wants what we want.” But no, as Abraham Lincoln said, it is crucial to want what God wants. Not that He is on our side, but that we are on His side. And what I want is for God to be glorified and His wonderful divine love to be shone like a bright beacon light in the night. He will draw many to Himself, to know him and love him. How do we know we are on God’s side, not the Progressive diseases? Because our core values are Biblical, we submit ourselves to the 10 commandments, to God’s values of the sanctity of life and putting God above all human passions and sin.
That doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll have the President we want. We may be stuck with a Barack Hussein Obama through 2016. I guess we are. Obama will put all his energy into leading America down the slippery slope into Socialism, Big Uncle Sugar Government dependency, and loss of all core values—the corrosion of all that is America. As ugly and abhorrent as that is, and as much as I will fight it side-by-side with 52 million Conservatives, God is God and He is still on His throne–He cannot be elected out of Office–He holds the universe, the earth with all its evil and its good in His hands. God’s Got This.