The election is finally behind us. The negativity during this election has been particularly troubling to me. Whichever presidential candidate you might have voted for, and however you are feeling about who won, let’s remember that neither of these men were, or are, entirely capable of saving us from the mess we find ourselves in. We can’t look to our president to be our savior. We sure can pray for him though. Next time you are tempted to curse a politician you don’t agree with, consider giving a blessing instead.
In this time of economic uncertainty, fear often drives the political rhetoric. I am comforted by the words of the Psalmist when he says, “The Lord is my Light and my Salvation, whom shall I fear. The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid” (Psalm 27:1)?
Fear has the potential of drawing us away from God and keeping us from seeing the needs of others. Let’s surrender our economic fears to God and be especially mindful of those who have been hurt most by this broken economy. Let’s put our faith into action by offering hope and positive solutions in our own communities. Fear not, God is with us!
Contributed by Faith Marsalli, pastor, Klamath Falls