By: Susan Bea Good
I remember the presidential debates of 2012. Romney was the clear winner of the first, clearly slamming Obama…and all Conservatives breathed a sigh of relief, presuming we had a straight path to victory. Then came the second debate, and the third, and things turned almost inexplicably against us.
Four years earlier I was at a YMCA Horse Camp with my young daughter when I heard that John McCain had decided to step out of candidate mode and fly back to Washington. The stock market had fallen dangerously and he chose to return to his post as Senator rather than maintain the campaign schedule. I was certain that McCain would be our next president.
Current national polling results suggest that the 2016 presidential nominees of the two major Parties will be Clinton and Trump. Honest partisans will agree that these candidates have problems, and it is entirely foreseeable that one or both will be out of the race in the not too distant future.
Patience is a virtue, and staying calm while waiting for the best candidates to rise to the top is a great “strategy” for Conservative Christ-following voters in this election cycle. It may be months or just a week from now, but I believe our patience will be rewarded.
“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.” (Psalm 37:7-9/ESV)
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!