In two days Donald Trump is going to be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. His presidency has not officially started, and it’s already something to behold.
Since the results have been released, protests (and some riots) popped up around the country. He’s been in Twitter battles with Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Representative John Lewis (D-GA). Generally, anyone famous that criticizes his bullish demeanor will receive a non-favorable response from the President-elect via Twitter. He has already broken several campaign promises. One such promise is the infamous call to build a wall on along the U.S. Mexican border that Mexico is going to purchase. Another broken promise was “draining the swamp” of career politicians in Washington (his cabinet does not reflect “swamp drainage”). It appears as though only the enemies of the United States are happy about Trump’s election (i.e. Russia, North Korea). China has already issued a warning to the U.S. due to Trump’s proposition of a 45 percent trade tariff on Chinese goods. The CIA has reported Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee in order to sway the election in Trump’s favor.
In short, we are headed for trouble folks.
For those who watched President Obama’s tenure with joy, there are mixed emotions. The daily dosage of Trump news is almost too much to digest. Remember, President-elect Trump hasn’t even taken office yet and all of this (and more) has occurred.
Short of war, this is one of the most tumultuous periods in American history. The country has not seen this much unrest since the Civil Rights Movement. Much of the nation is asking how. How did we get here? How did we elect a president who espouses these ideals?How do I make it through the next four years? How?
The only answer is to lean and depend on Jesus.
It’s not a secret that I’m not nearly a fan of President-elect Trump. However, there’s a reason he’s in place. We have to ask ourselves why we are at this point as a nation. The simple answer is God gave us what we wanted. We have someone who is an admitted womanizer. He attacks anyone who does not agree with him. He’s a ruthless businessman. All of that, and he claims to be a Christian.
He’s the embodiment of America.
As a people, we are all of those things. We are lustful (whether it be physical or other), we attack each other on a daily basis, and we are ruthless. Yet, we claim to be Christians with no true showing of Christ’s love. This is who we have shown ourselves to be as a country.
The only way to remedy this is to turn back to God. Until then, we are in trouble.
President-elect Trump is set to take office on January 20, 2017. While I do not agree with most of his proposed policies, he is still my president (it hurts to say that, but it’s true). I’m an American. I love this country. As such, I have to respect the office of the Presidency even if I disagree with who occupies it. Most of all, I love the Lord. He called me to be a light in the midst of darkness.
With the darkness that is in the country, I choose to be that light.