November 9, 2016

I can’t say that I am incredibly upset over the outcome of this year’s presidential election. I can’t say that I am happy either. I feel just okay.

When I finally got to bed last night, I wondered how I’d wake up. Would I feel upset or overwhelmed? Hopeful or encouraged? My thoughts on this election were never consistent, so I imagined my thoughts on the results wouldn’t be much different.

The only word I can think of that describes how I felt when I woke up this morning would be “worshipful”.  At the sound of my alarm, I popped up almost effortlessly, something that rarely happens for me. All I could think was “Thank you God.”

As we got closer and closer to an outcome yesterday, three words reigned in my heart. GOD. IS. BIGGER.

Every single person who took to the polls to vote the past few weeks, took a risk as we marked our ballots. A risk, because we were voting on man. Man fails. EVERY SINGLE TIME. So no matter who took the win, they would still be bound to fail us. It is in our nature, whether we want to admit or not.

During the spring, the church I was attending went through a series titled “Bet Your Life”, the theme being something along the lines of, “Why not bet your life on Jesus, when He has not only bet His life on us, but has come out victorious?”

What this country, this world, needs cannot be found in man. It cannot be found in a single person, a particular party, or a certain stance. The world desperately needs Jesus.

We spend so much time consumed by the ugliness of this world. We build our lives on temporary beings instead of surrendering to God’s unfailing, unchanging, unending grace.

My prayer for this country is that we love each other. That we show each other the grace and compassion that we so undeservingly receive from Jesus Christ every single day. I pray that we may look not to man, but to our God who holds the world in the palm of His hands. That we find peace and comfort in knowing that this is not how the story ends.

Our God is greater. He is bigger than anything this world could ever throw at us. I am here to tell you that grace wins, and it wins every time!

Love always,
Destinee Nicole

"But You, O LORD, are on high forever." | Psalm 92:8

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." | John 16:33


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  2. Great post! The election reminded me a lot about how in the Bible times the judges and the kings failed the people. Men and women disputing about leadership is nothing new. I love that you are encouraging us to love people - that's something I've been praying about lately. I think compassion is not always an easy thing to have, but it makes a difference. Great perspective. Thanks also for your sweet comment on my blog. I hope you have an awesome Thanksgiving!

    1. So true! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm glad you enjoyed the post!

      - Destinee Nicole