I'm probably, not the only one who had a hard time waking up this morning to hear the abundance of presidential election news sprawled across every new channel and social media site. I'm not a vocal person to begin with, but what has become the most disheartening and disappointing in this election cycle is hearing the responses of the general public, especially when these responses hit close to home. However, I want to flip my own response to the election by remaining low. I feel that the best way to impact this county is not by adding fuel to the fire, but instead it is by keeping the peace and praying for the leaders that were appointed into the authority positions. What is most important at this point is to keep hope alive and to remember that this campagin isn't the end of world, but to remember that God is in control of every event and situation in our lives.
Honestly, I wasn't a fan of either candidate, Hillary or Trump, but I did complete my duty as an American citizen by voting. This short response is not to rally the masses or to burn any bridges, as I'm using it as a reminder for myself to re-shift my thinking and to focus upward instead of at the circumstances we may now face. I will move forward with peace in my heart. As stated in John 16:33, "I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world." I believe the following blog post entitled "The Christian Response to the Outcome of the Election," has done a better job at explaining the positive, peaceful, and heavenly focus we should have, one filled with love than one filled with hate. This post by Emily Carr is worth a read.
Carr, E. (2016, November 8). The christian response to the outcome of the election. Retrieved from