Thoughts of an Independent voter after The election

𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐬, 𝐈 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠. ⁣𝐘𝐞𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠… ⁣
I think I witnessed too much hate and evil during these past 4 years (and much of it done in the name of Christ) for me to just shake it off and pretend as if nothing happened. What I do know is that regardless of who sits in office:

⁣• 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘯𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘣𝘰𝘳. ⁣• 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘳𝘰-𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 (𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘣 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘣). ⁣• 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬-𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘰𝘭𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴. ⁣• 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭-𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘵 𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘪𝘵. ⁣• 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘢𝘺, 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘓𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳. ⁣• 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘰 𝘮𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦. ⁣• 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘜𝘚𝘈 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘺 𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘻𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯. ⁣• 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘮 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴, 𝘪𝘥𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘺. • 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘶𝘱 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘮𝘦, 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘶𝘱 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦. ⁣⁣

Much love, ⁣John Eli

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7 Comments

  1. You’re not alone, Jon. Many of us are hurting from a year of hostility, fear, and despair – and frustration that there are no perfect people to lead us. Mere humans, that is. Our King, fully human and fully divine, is still on the throne. All we can do is look to Him, keep shining His light, and make the most of times of darkness, in which the stars shine more brightly. (Philippians 2:14)

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  2. I do find it interesting how people who seem to have the same values and goals can still see a situation differently. I, too, will continue to love others, respect others opinions, support life, trust God, be respectful to those who lead, and pray often for our nation and our leaders. My hope is in heaven and I know God has a plan. In that I have no doubt.
    As I interact with others, I will remember they are human, and their fears and concurs are real. There political preference make no difference. …I will love them. 💙

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  3. Hi John. This Scripture came to me tonight:

    “Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
    and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,
    lest the Lord see it and be displeased,
    and turn away his anger from him.”
    — Proverbs 24:17

    I saw a lot of people who voted for the same candidate as I did, rejoicing on Facebook, and it didn’t seem quite right. Someone who voted for the other major candidate commented that she was scared and hurting, and I’ve spoken with other believers who feel the same way.

    I am in accord with all your words, and I will only add to these that now is not the time for celebration. It is time for us to join in solemn solidarity and begin to clean up the Mess That Is America.

    God bless us every one.

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