Looking Back

By: Susan Bea Good

One year ago I spent a very long day serving my community as a Poll Watcher. I was unable to receive reports on election projections until arriving back to my home at 10 PM. Disappointment was very deeply felt, as I realized there was no hope for a Romney win. A few days later I started this blog…meant to encourage others who may feel as I did.

The day after the re-election of Barak Obama I taught my usual Wednesday morning Bible Study in a predominantly Democrat neighborhood. My friends were sympathetic for me, as they knew I had been working for a Republican win. They didn’t understand that my sympathies were for them…the true victims of liberal policies!

Sadness stayed awhile…sad that our national debt crisis would grow…that liberalism would remain a poison to our Public School children…that families would find no relief from perverse social attacks…that abortion would continue to kill our unborn babies…and that Obamacare would shove us all over the edge, physically and financially!

One year ago there was a lot to fear!

I don’t like to live in fear…in fact, when an issue arises which tempts such a reaction, I immediately look for God’s view. If we see things His way there is no need to be concerned for the future. We can rest in the knowledge that all is under His control.

Each season I like to “look back”…reviewing goals and accomplishments every day, week, month, and year. It’s a method I use to keep moving forward. I need to do that.

A family member struggling, a medical diagnosis reached, a financial challenge anticipated, a change of pace planned…all of these are sources of potential fear that can be turned into forward movement, if they are examined and then faced!

The future does look very bad for this nation, and for those who believe in justice, freedom, and life. It appears there is no “good” in any of this current administration’s policies. However, those who have faith in God know that He has put Barak Obama in leadership as president of the United States…twice. We know that God uses everything for His “good.”  We know that He is using Barak Obama to glorify Himself….we know these things!

I’ve looked back and realized that the damage being done here in America is “good”…for God’s glory, for a possible revival in this land, and surely for eternity. Therefore, I am happy, not fearful, to live through these times.  They are exciting, to be sure!

We can look forward to the Son of God ruling in perfect love and justice. Until then, we should look back at His faithfulness through times like these. He never failed before, and He will not now.

“I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you, will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6/ESV)

The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it.

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