Where Is Your Hope Fixed?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

where is your hope fixed?
As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:11–13)

Today is Super Tuesday, the day Americans go to the polls to vote. Regardless of how the election turns out, there will be many disappointed people on Wednesday. Whether your candidate wins or loses, I want to remind you that whether a Republican or Democrat is in the White House, Jesus is still on the throne and will always be the King of Heaven and Earth.

People will always disappoint us. They will fail us and at times, will even betray us. But at the end of the day, that is okay because our trust is not in people. Government is not the answer. We rely on people, the government, and social institutions to do what is right. But they fail sometimes. We can rely on those things but we can't put our trust in them. Only God and him alone can be trusted to always do what his word says he would do, and that though people, government and the world are always changing, he never will. You can bank on that.

God has made a promise to us and we can trust that it is not just another campaign promise made by a politician. He has given you and I his word, sealed by the death and resurrection of his son, that when you put your trust in him you will never be put shame. Never! You might be disappointed in life. Things may not always go the way you hoped for, but God will always remain faithful to his word. And be assured this is not dependent upon your political affiliation. Read the scripture above again. If Paul were writing that today, I think it might read like this: For there is no difference between Republican and Democrat - the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

That gives new meaning to the term "Super Tuesday." We can call it that, not because of our political process and the outcome, but because God is our only source of hope and trust. Whatever the news headlines are tomorrow morning, remember that God is still on the throne.

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