Post-election Thoughts

Congratulations/I’m sorry! After a hard-fought political season, your candidate has won/lost.

Whether your candidate won or lost, the world has continued on November 9, 2016. You woke up this morning. The world did not come to an end, though many a people feel like it has, depending on your point of view following the election results.

We must remember one thing: God is still in control of all things, even if we don’t think He is in control. St. Paul writes to the Romans, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Regardless of whether or not you think Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton should be president, Donald Trump has been elected to serve as our 45th President of the United States.

What should we do now? We do what we should be doing – praying. We pray for our President-elect. We pray for our country, for the blessings that God has showered across our lands. We pray for good government. This is in keeping with the 5th Commandment, as well as the Fourth Petition of the Lord’s Prayer.

Let us not forget the words of our Lord: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”