How happy is the man who has put his trust in the LORD and has not turned to the proud or to those who run after lies!

Psalm 40:4 (HCSB)


The TV and radio are off. I watched a little this morning but I decided I didn’t need the tension created by the commentators. I read through posts on Facebook and Twitter but it was more of the same. This has been a long year of political rhetoric and debate. I normally enjoy that kind of thing but I will be very glad when November 9th rolls over on the calendar. It has been an unprecedented campaign on both sides.

We have seen and read about the lies and corruption that emanates out of both camps. Tabloids share juicy details. Spokesmen attempt to tamp down the hysteria. The sides are so entrenched that emotion erupts in fisticuffs both physically and in print. And that goes within the parties, too. I fear that reconciliation will be difficult for all.

Suggested debate questions are flowing from the pundits’ lips but my question echoes from King David as I ask you, “How happy are you?”

Neither candidate can assure your happiness or security. Trusting in the government will only bring disillusionment and frustration. I don’t follow the mindset of some of my fellow Christians that this election will result in the end of the world. That doomsday forecast has no scriptural basis because God is in control. He deposes kings and raises up others. He promises to never leave us or forsake us. Maybe He is calling the church to kneel down and repent and sees this as the only way He can get our attention. No one man or woman can solve our problems except that one man, Jesus.

Tonight, I will watch the last debate. I’m not expecting any dramatic changes.

My only hope is in Jesus Christ, my Lord.