Why I’m Not Depressed

Don’t get me wrong, I’m disappointed in yesterday’s results. Especially here in Virginia with George Allen’s loss. He is one of about four candidates I’ve worked for directly in whom I really, sincerely believe. One of the others left politics, two have since passed on.

Shaun Kenney wrote over at Bearing Drift that nothing has really changed. Washington looks much the same. Virginia looks much the same.

I am convinced that the economy will continue to get worse. That unemployment will rise. That taxes will rise. That our standing among the nations of the world will continue to deteriorate.

I hope, and pray, that I’m wrong.

But, the people have spoken. It doesn’t matter that I think the people are wrong. We get the government we deserve.

I’ll leave it to the professionals making a lot more than I do to analyze the whys and hows of the loss.

As I wrote the other day it is not the end of the world.

For one thing, I don’t think the actions of humanity will speed up the end of the world. God has his time, an it will happen when he says, no matter who is in the White House.

I also believe that life may get increasingly difficult for American Christians. That’s not only Scriptural, it may be a good thing. We’re too soft and too easy to get along.

Maybe, just maybe American Christians need to be challenged over more than a chicken sandwich or a plastic nativity lawn display.

Think about it.

As for the elections, yes, today it hurts. It may for a while. But my hope was never in government or candidates or even in this country.

My hope, and yours, is in the Lord.

That’s all I need to know.

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