As I sat watching the news last night, I couldn’t help but cry. What happened today at our nation’s capitol building was disgusting. This past year has shown us nothing but a divided country and some of the worst acts from American people I’ve seen in my lifetime. I’ve seen more hate, and I’ve heard more hate spewed from people’s mouths than I ever want to hear.
As I watched the windows being broken in our capitol building, I can remember walking through there. I remember how beautiful it was and how sacred it seemed at only 15 years old. It was breathtaking and beautiful. We walked quietly through the halls as we were ushered in to watch Congress from high above as they worked. And yesterday, this same place was treated with utter disrespect. My heart was broken, but a question played in my head, “Where is your trust?”
You see, I think from both sides of the aisle, we have put too much of our trust in a man. I don’t care who you voted for. I want to know, who do you serve? Matthew 6:24 says, “No one can serve two masters; he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” This is exactly what we’ve tried to do. We have tried to serve God and man and we can’t any longer.
No matter your political association, my God is still on the throne. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8) He’s not changing because of who the president of the United States is. We are not bigger than Him. I’ve been reading a devotional from Life Church called “Different”. This devotional talks about how as Christians, we are set apart from this world. He asks these questions today: “Do I look to culture and government to make the world right, or do I look to Jesus and His Church? Do I try to control situations, or do I seek God with the good works and deep trust He asks for? When people treat me unjustly, do I respond with love? When I suffer, do I patiently trust God, or do I try to find my own way?”
We’ve turned away for so long, it’s time we get on our knees and begin seeking God first. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
It’s time we decide who we serve. It’s time we realize that our battles are fought on our knees and not at the Capitol building. We’ve put our trust in man too long. No president will save us. And my God can still turn the hearts of kings. He’s in the miracle working business! It may seem like the world is dark today, but if you are a child of the King, be assured He is walking with you. And if you feel the need to battle, you better equip yourself with the full armor of God and get on your knees. This is spiritual warfare we’re facing!