“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” -- Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV
I’ll cut to the chase: Donald J. Trump is president-elect of the United States of America. There, I said it. Yes, it was a surprise to those who expected a different outcome, but it happened, and we can’t change it. The Bible says in Romans 13, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God” (13:1). So what does that mean exactly? It means that we must respect the position Mr. Trump will soon attain. Just as God has allowed every president of days past to hold the Oval Office, Donald Trump is NO different. God said that His thoughts are not our thoughts, and His ways are not our ways. What God sees is on a whole other level from what our minds can dream of (Isaiah 55:8-9). Now, while we must respect him, we are not to put all our faith and trust into a government official, NEVER. I’ve seen so many people distraught, upset, and worried about what will become of their livelihoods when Mr. Trump takes office. Whether or not they are good presidents, senators, governors, etc., we should never rely so heavily on man as we should God. If anything, God said, “Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help. His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; in that very day his plans perish” (Ps. 146:3-4). If you know who your true source is, then there is no care in this world that can shake you. Proverbs says to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (3:5-6). Therefore, let us pray for all authority figures that govern over us (1 Tim. 2:1-2) and know that God is still working.