Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America in two days.
There are some people that are still hung up on the fact that he won the election, and persist that Russia was involved in tampering with numbers. There are others that are waiting for some divine intervention to make all this go away. They simply can’t imagine Trump actually being their Commander and Chief. But whatever reservations people may have, the inauguration is going to happen. No protest will stop this from happening.
So, what do we do? Where do we look?
I want to offer a simple reminder, one for those that plant their flag in the Trump support camp, and one for those that don’t. While there may not be any appeasing of everyone when it comes to who is President, everyone needs to keep these things in mind.
First, for the Trump supporters.
Donald Trump may now be your national leader, and you may believe that he is the best fit for the job and tasks that await him.
But, please, do not blind yourself to the truth: he is just a man.
And men, also women, will stumble and fall. They will do an imperfect job, regardless of the role, regardless of the promises they make.
All the power and prestige that comes with the title of POTUS will not change the fact that Donald Trump is just a man.
And one day, that man will need to bend his knee, and acknowledge Someone who does not fail, Someone who is perfect in all that He does.
Trump may promise to fix the economy and “Make America Great Again”, but he is not God. Nor does he wield the power of one. He is still a subject to the King of is above all kings.
“It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’” – Romans 14:11 NIV
Donald Trump may be the man you voted for, but do not mistake him for God.
Second, for those who do not support Trump.
It may be hard to imagine, but this is reality. And it may be a very difficult reality for the next four years. I cannot imagine the pain and terror that some of you are feeling even now. While the clouds are dark and the storm seems to be picking up, remember what Jesus said.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27
That even in the storm, when the waters are raging, the wind is pounding, and hope seems to be long gone, His words are true. There is peace in Jesus Christ. The storm doesn’t magically go away, nor does the wind or rain suddenly cease, and Donald Trump doesn’t miraculously give up the Oval Office. But there is peace.
There is peace in knowing that ultimately God is in control, even when things seem to be spiralling out of ours. There is peace in knowing that God is still God, even when someone we think is terrible is in seat of the President. There is peace in knowing that this is not the end, God is still sovereign over all things, still King over all kings, and Lord over all lords.
Yes, both remainders are essentially the same thing. But that doesn’t make them any less true. There is peace for the hurting, because God is in charge. There is humility for the proud, because God is in charge.
Whoever you voted for, or where ever you plant your flag, the truth does not change. The reality is still the same. God is in charge. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and of His kingdom there will be no end.
“They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.” – Revelation 17:14, emphasis added