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The Election: Win, Lose, or Draw

November 2, 2020

by Mike Couchman

It was disheartening but not surprising to hear how the White House is erecting an “unscalable fence” in case things go sideways with this week’s election. Stores in various big cities are boarding up their windows too. I hate it, but I get it.

We live in contentious times, but if you’re a fellow Christian, we don’t have to be contentious. We don’t have to live in fear. Our emotions shouldn’t rise and fall based on the ballot counts. Whether your person wins or loses, their election went through God’s hands first. His plan for you, me, and our world spans far past what we see and feel today.

If your person wins the vote, don’t gloat. The Bible tell us not to rejoice at the suffering of our enemies.

If your person loses the vote, don’t fret. Your hope was never meant to come from them in the first place.

If we don’t have a clear winner, stay steady. One of my friends told me “How we respond to the results, win or lose, will say way more about our character and trust in God than we can ever imagine. Either way, He’s watching us and how we treat one another in the aftermath. Let’s show Him that not only do we trust HIM, but WE can be trusted too.”