A Little Political Balance

I am a Trump fan – within reason

The Bible gives us balancing advice to help us navigate the ups and downs of politics and the news cycle. Psalm 146 reminds us to lean our trust and confidence on the Lord, and not on a human leader, no matter how great.

Psalm 146

1Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord, my soul.

2I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

3Do not put your trust in princes,
in human beings, who cannot save.

4When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
on that very day their plans come to nothing.

5Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord their God.

6He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
he remains faithful forever.

7He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,

8the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.

9The Lord watches over the foreigner
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

10The Lord reigns forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the Lord.

With our trust placed firmly in the Lord, we will not be afraid of every prediction of assassination or coup against the President. No possibility of an uncovered scandal will shake us. It wasn’t about Donald Trump anyway. It was about answered prayer, and happily, Donald has been instrumental for good. We love you, Mr. President, but our worship and trust are reserved for the King of Kings, Jesus.

5 responses to “A Little Political Balance

  1. And Psalms 56:

    1 (To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.) Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.

    2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.

    3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

    4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

    5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

    6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

    7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.

    8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

    9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

    10 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.

    11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

    12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.

    13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

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  2. Traildustfotm, all about God is beautiful, all that is needed is to believe in HIM. THANK YOU

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  3. People who didn’t vote for Trump will never understand why people like us, did.

    They don’t understand we didn’t vote for him, personally, but what he represented – a last chance to save the country from God’s wrath.

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  4. Another wonderful post, this time from Psalms. I once taught an adult Sunday school class from the Psalms for several months. They are just so wonderful, if we just take the time to actually learn from them.
    I voted for Donald Trump, not because I actually thought he was the best candidate but because he was better than Hillary Clinton. I live in Michigan, and I knew that my vote meant something, and so I could not vote a protest vote for some third party candidate. It is one thing to be some kind of small L libertarian, and another to risk having another Clinton in the presidency.

    Fortunately, it worked out that Trump won, which I predicted he would, based upon those I talked to, and wrote to on the internet. People simply were sick of the politicians and their business as usual. Now, we can see that Trump is doing a good job, if you look at things from a realistic point of view, and not from your leftist bias. If nothing else happens, the one thing that is going on is that the two Korea’s are talking, and North Korea is making advances that they are willing to change their posture from the last seventy years, and start to normalize relations with their southern brothers. If that does indeed happen, and as I said, nothing else, then Trump will have to go down as the best president of the modern era, bar none. And he did it not by the molly coddling that Obama and the past administrations have done, he did it by letting the United States project it’s might, and letting the Chinese and Russians, along with the rest of the world know, that we were through letting the North Koreans dictate anything to us. And we would back it up with force if need be.

    Fortunately, there are many other things that the President has done that have been positive for the country. Not only has he gotten a Justice on the Supreme Court that will not try to legislate from the bench, but if you look into it, he is slowly getting judges on the federal courts that will also rule according to law and not try to make law themselves.
    Many other things could be listed, such as taking back land from the National Parks, which Obama took from the people on his way out of office. By placing land into the National Parks, it makes it harder for people to be able to use it for recreational purposes, or to lease it for animal grazing, or for state use, etc.
    The economy, of course, goes without saying, that Trump has made it much better, with the stock market hitting records, and companies building and adding jobs, giving bonuses, increasing wages,etc. Of course, you don’t hear much about that, but let a company close a couple of factories, and that is front and center on the news. The thing is that companies close underperforming or obsolete factories all the time, with little or no fanfare. It is a part of business, anyone who has worked for any corporation knows it and has seen it happen, if not to your company, then to others.

    Do I like Donald Trump’s lifestyle and his personal life? Of course not, how could I? Then again, I have not actually seen any of his supposed misdeeds, only heard of them from the press, who has an ax to grind against him. I certainly don’t believe everything about him that I hear. I remember hearing the so called Russian dossier, that talked about prostitutes and golden showers, and such filth, and thought it was the most ridiculous nonsense that I had ever heard. I knew it was only vile lies, made up to hurt him, and that it would hold no water.

    That is the difference between the Trump campaign and the Hillary Clinton campaign. With Hillary, they made up tons of lies about Donald Trump to try to win. With Donald Trump, all they had to do to win was to tell the truth about Hillary Clinton.

    Since I said I predicted that Trump would win, I will predict the election this November. The Democrats will get a bad whipping and the Republicans will hold on to both the House and the Senate, because nothing has changed. People are still angry with how the Democrats are acting, and their entitlement attitudes. But the Republicans need to be cautious, because people are fickle, and they are also not totally happy with the fact that the party is not supporting the president. They will only get a pass this one last time, then it will be a house cleaning for them as well.

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