faith

Yep, still good. 

I felt compelled to share something that’s been on my heart all day. This season has brought out so much hate, even among young adults who barely missed voting age. This hate is not present because of any one candidate, or a combination of both, but it’s here because of the existence of absolute truth. People who are being deceived naturally hate truth, because they don’t see it for what it is, they see it as an opposing issue. We all need to give more love, and I’m not talking about tolerance, because they are too distinctly different things. I’m talking about speaking truth in love, even if it’s the unpopular thing, even if people are going to lash out because they don’t understand. I’m talking about loving people so hard that you have to take action to protect them what they think good. Loving them so hard that they hate you. As a Christ follower, I believe that God’s revelations to us through His Word, His creation, and that aching in our hearts is the only thing that is true. God knew we would be hated for knowing that, He told us so:”If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hates you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of it, therefore the world hates you.” {John 15:18-19}

So now I understand why some might hate what I believe, they might hate the way my worldview lines up with truth. But I don’t have to let it hurt me, because I am not of this world. This country, this planet, this universe is not my home. Whoever God puts in power on this earth is irrelevant to my eternal life, but it doesn’t mean I can’t take action to make my temporary home a more godly place. 

I recently had someone insult my faith, intelligence, and values over stating which party I supported in the election, although both of our opinions had no impact on this election. However, I don’t let that bother me because my faith is put in an all-powerful God, I value wisdom over intelligence, and my values are aligned with the laws given by our only righteous Law-Maker. 

God is so good to us, guys. Not because of who He allowed to be placed in power, but because He is ALWAYS good. Always. Yes, even if the candidate you didn’t want had won. Still good. Please, never forget that. xox

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