Living in a country so clearly divided is new to millions of people here and in other countries and me. I don’t know about you, but it’s not the way I remember growing up. My biggest challenge was sharing the phone with my parents and figuring out three-way calls. The busy signal was such a downer. Thas was so long ago, way more years than I care to admit.
But as each day passes, and I scan the news and social media of the various sort, one thought keeps coming to mind – only one can fix the mess we’ve made – The Lord Almighty.
Again, the Lord Almighty is the only one who can fix the mess we’ve made.
People have proven what we have known all along – we’re broken human beings. We’re selfish, prideful, hateful, arrogant, boastful, cruel, mean, petty, indignant, blasphemes, and wretched.
You’re probably thinking to yourself, “Hey, wait a minute. I’m not all those things!”
Honestly, I’m not all those things either, but I have struggled with most of them throughout my life. But as my relationship with Jesus grows, my ability to recognize my faults also grows thanks to the Holy Spirit’s conviction. My goal is to squash those attributes before they happen and walk more by the Spirit.
Why do I believe the Lord Almighty is the only one who can fix the mess we’ve made? Because he is God, and we are not.
Jesus Christ tells his disciples in John 16:33, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
We will have trouble in this world, but if we are abiding in Christ Jesus, we can know peace regardless of the tribulation surrounding us. Jesus’ words to the disciples about overcoming the world should give us the courage we need to press on.
The help we need is beyond anything that Trump, Biden, or anyone else can solely provide. Sorry to burst your bubble, everyone. It is only through the finished work of the cross that we can find reconciliation. Only the Lord Almighty can fix the mess we’ve made.
As a pastor so bluntly put it – this is not a democracy problem – this is a spiritual problem. We need Jesus, and we, as believers in Christ, Jesus, need to tell others. When others come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, more peace, joy, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, self-control, and love will follow.
Father, help us, believers, rise with courage to share the good news of your son, Jesus Christ, and his finished work on the cross. Lord, we also pray for healing in this nation, and we ask Lord for your discernment and wisdom on moving forward. Father, you alone are the only one who can fix this mess. Father, we repent of our sinfulness and ask forgiveness, Lord. I thank you, Lord, for the blessings you have poured out. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.
The Lord Almighty will fix the mess we’ve made. You may not like how he does it, but it will be what’s best.
Stay hopeful and keep looking up. We’re another day closer to the Lord’s return.