By the time this week’s paper hits the streets, the election for the most part will be over.
Regardless of who wins, God is still in control, the world will keep turning and life will go forward. God disposes and places rulers in place and our hope resides in Him, not who is in the White House.
This election cycle has been crazy, diving family, friends and making everyone uptight. In actuality, I believe that’s what some of them wanted to do — divide us — because it makes it easier to conquer when people are divided. Sadly, we let them on many fronts.
Will life be changed after the election? Maybe. I would hope it would change for the better and we would get over this year and be the people God created us to be and that could happen with divine intervention.
But life as we know it, changed this year because we were afraid of something we cannot see, when we should have deepened our faith with our ever present Heavenly Father.
In some locations businesses have been boarding up in expectation of violence after the election. Some people have again expressed fear. I don’t get it. As Christians we should not be in fear because of our faith. Our faith should be in God, not people. When we put our faith in man, it is nothing but chaotic and heartache.
It has been ridiculous that mainly the democrats have upheld the rioting and looting instead of denouncing it. The mainstream media aided them in proclaiming them peaceful protests, but when it’s peaceful, businesses aren’t destroyed, people hurt and looting taking place. If they lose, they have threatened to continue the violence. Really? Wow, is about all I can say. That just tells me, they are part of the problem. They have also said they won’t concede even if they lose and that they will drag Trump out of the White House. I don’t understand why these people don’t get arrested. The average citizen would have been under the jail. So many things have blown my mind this year.
Whether he has won or not I think we should recap what he has been put through, much more than any president ever. There’s not room to list them all but here’s a few:
The Flynn Case – Gen. Michael Flynn was an innocent man selected by Deep State forces to serve as an example. Recall that Flynn, who devoted his entire adult life to the service of his country, was pilloried for misremembering minor details of a trivial phone call. By destroying Flynn, the elites could scare off any potential cabinet picks from working with Trump, assuring that his administration would be hamstrung.
The Emoluments Clause – This long-simmering accusation stemmed from a grotesquely convoluted interpretation of the Constitution’s emoluments clause, intended to prevent a chief executive from receiving payoffs from foreign sources. This was a grade school interpretation of the clause, used to trap him.
The 25th Amendment – This has popped up repeatedly (the last time from the Ice Cream Queen, only a couple weeks ago) over the past four years, more in hopes of causing uproar within the administration than any successful outcome. Trump haters have repeatedly called for administration members to declare Trump “incapable of carrying out his duties” in order to trigger the amendment.
Brett Kavanaugh – Trump’s eminently qualified selection for the Supreme Court was attacked with the same weapons used against Justice Clarence Thomas: sexual misbehavior in the distant past. The sole reason was that he’d been chosen by Orange Man.
Several turncoat appointees – A number of appointees who simply didn’t work out for various reasons – Scaramucci, with no gifts and no sense either, most prominent among them – have freely badmouthed Trump in the years since, cheered on by the same people who despised and insulted them when they were working for Trump.
Anonymous – There have been several of these, but Eric Ciaramella, was the whistleblower who fabricated an accusation that Trump had demanded that Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky dig up dirt on Joe Biden. (that wouldn’t have been hard, would it?)
The “Russian Collusion” Case – This is the effort triggered by Hillary Clinton, molded around a bogus “dossier” concocted by an English gun-for-hire, and involving several foreign intelligence agencies along with both the FBI and CIA. This was intended as a bloodless coup, and as far as the myriad American participants goes, represents something called “sedition.”
The “Impeachment” – Finally we have this, a useless effort, carried out while the country was enduring the onset of a serious pandemic, to… well, it’s difficult to understand exactly what it was about, considering that it was a no-hope scheme to start with. Suffice to say that it drew its substance from all the previous efforts in a kind of ritualistic eerie performance.
COVID was weaponized as well to destroy Trump, believe it or, I believe history will show this to be the truth. He is not responsible for it, acted in plenty of time and if Biden has such a magic pill to make it go away, he would have produced it right away instead of waiting until after the election.
The Flynn case is still dragging on in spite of the judge being told to dismiss the case. Judge Sullivan is narcissistic and seemingly vindictive. Leads me to the assumption that Flynn knows way too much and once the case is dismissed he is free to tell all.
In spite of it all Trump kept going and lesser men would not have, and neither would I, because it just wouldn’t be worth all of that hatred.
But we know in the end God wins, so all the rest is just a human adventure and exercise in patience and perseverance. Some days I didn’t make the grade as all the rhetoric does take its toll after a while.
If not for reliance on God, things would have been much worse and I’m thankful He’s my father. We have to keep our eye on the prize which is eternal life with Him and act accordingly. Some days that’s tougher with all that’s going on, but remembering it helps keep your joy in tact.
So day after election, I will be back at work, doing what I enjoy and praising God for it all.
VICTORIA SIMMONS Is a columnist, author, motivational speaker, minister and publisher of The Georgia Post/Byron Buzz. Contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org©2020