Praise the Lord for His providential hand in His execution of His eternal decree! I am comforted knowing that God works ALL things according to the counsel of His will. And ALL things includes an election such as took place yesterday.
The Presidential race was between 2 fallen candidates, 2 sinners; how could it be otherwise? Both have sins charged against their account and both will add to that list over the remaining days of their lives. No one, except Christ, is perfect. Apart from the grace of God and the redemption of sin found in Christ, neither of these 2 individuals will spend eternity with the Savior.
Because of their falleness, their plans are also not perfect. Neither of them can save this nation. Only God can do that. But one candidate has a plan to restore this country to its greatness while the other has a plan merely to maintain the direction of the past 8 (or, perhaps, 24 years), a plan which has proven to be a failure. The latter plan has led our country to the precipice of bankruptcy and insignificance in the world. That plan has, at its core, a hatred of nationalism, patriotism, religion, and individual rights. It seeks to have government, the federal government, serve as the master of each individual. The income of the people, in this view, belongs to the ruling class in Washington, not to the people themselves.
Surely such a plan is straight from the devil's pen. I firmly believe Satan has been behind those working to elect Hillary Clinton. Oh, I doubt any of them believe or even sense that has been the case. But the deceptions and outright lies attached to her candidacy adds support to this theory. Satan is the master of lies, the master of deceit; certainly he has been a major contributor to that campaign.
Many prayers were offered up to God that He would intervene and save us from Hillary Clinton for the good of this country and the greatness of His name. He certainly had no reason to do so. Our nation has strayed far from Him. He could have sat back and simply said, "you will reap what you have sowed", pretty much what has happened over the past 2 decades. But prayers went up before His throne pleading, once more, for His mercy and grace. I believe, God, in His providence, has answered our prayers. Donald Trump, a fallen man, is now the President-elect; the certain success of Hillary Clinton has been thwarted, again, by the hand of the Almighty.
Let us give thanks to our God for giving us another opportunity to return to our Savior. And let us lift up those elected yesterday, praying that each one comes to Christ, if lost, and serves this nation best by serving the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.