By Mackenzie Young
As November 8th draws ever closer, it is becoming easy to lose sight of our hope in America and the government we will soon elect. However, we as Christians are not alone, and we can turn our hope to Jesus as this election season concludes. Jesus knows my heart, as He knows yours, and He brings me these Truths:
I am so weary of inaccuracy, insults, false ideologies, and blatant hatred. My spirit is tired, friends.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:3
I am frightened for those becoming marginalized by promises made on the campaign trail. I mourn for the divided families, the broken households, those who feel their voices cannot be heard.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. – Matthew 5:4
I am scared of causing more pain, of marginalizing more people. I do not want to add my voice to the deafening cacophony of hatred I don’t agree with. Therefore, I remain silent.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. – Matthew 5:5
My soul is starving for justice. I wish for morality to become the new normal in America. I wish for future American generations to remember us as godly women, who made choices that glorified Him.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6
My heart is broken. It breaks for those in powerful positions. The powerful cower behind things that cannot stand. They know not love, my dear friends, and this is their greatest fault. I pray for them, that they shall be shown mercy.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. – Matthew 5:7
I stand by my values. I stand by the true Word of God. This is my rock, my refuge, my salvation. My beliefs will not be sullied by the vitriol being poured into the American heart.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. – Matthew 5:8
I cry out to the Lord for peace. I pray for the sunrise of November 9th. I long for this divisive season to end. Our final home is in Heaven – not these fifty states – where we will live in Christ’s peace. I pray for America, for the world, to know His peace.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. – Matthew 5:9
I fear the publication of this article, for I know the discourse it shall cause. I fear those that will hate me simply for crying out the name of Jesus. They will say I am hate-filled, heartless, that I cannot understand what they go through. I will be persecuted by those unfamiliar and unwelcoming to my faith.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:10
There is hope for our broken country. Our one hope is in Jesus. It’s okay to feel discouraged in a season so filled with injustice and blindness. Jesus promises us that we will see Him in the brokenness, and that we, the weary, are the inheritors of His Kingdom.