5 Reasons to Trust in the Lord

Do you trust in the Lord? Proverbs 3:5-6 are probably the most popular verses regarding the topic of trusting God: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him” (NASB). However, the Psalms are full of verses that encourage us to trust in our Heavenly Father. Here are 5 reasons to trust in the Lord.

1.He will not forsake you.

Psalm 9:10-And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.

2. You will not be shaken.

Psalm 21:7-For the king trusts in the Lord, and through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.

3. You can stand strong.
Psalm 26:1-Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering

4. He will help you.

Psalm 28:7-The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank Him.

5. He will surround you with lovingkindness.

Psalm 32:10-Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but he who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him.

Will you trust in the Lord?

Should Christians Support the President?

Should Christians Support President Trump?

Romans 13:1 reads, “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God” (NASB).

According to the Bible, God chose Donald Trump to be America’s president. If we accept this truth, we must also consent to Trump’s presidency as God’s will. Therefore, Christians that do not support the president are rejecting the will of God.

Some Christians do not want to support the presidency of Donald Trump because they believe it violates their moral principles. I believe we can support Donald Trump without violating our moral principles. How can Christians support Donald Trump as president?

First, we can respect him.

1 Peters 2:13 reads, “Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority.”

The world is watching our response to the leadership of President Trump. They take note of our attitudes and actions. Peter urges us to respect those in human authority for the Lord’s sake. We may dislike the president’s personality and policies, but we should respect him because God’s word (the Bible) commands us to respect him.

Second, we can pray for him.

1 Timothy 2:1-3 reads, “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.”

We should pray for the president. Pray for his relationship with God. Pray for his family. Pray for his leadership. Instead of protesting him, which is protesting the will of God as well, we should pray for him. Pray for President Trump so we may experience peace in America. Praying for the president also pleases God.

As Christians, we are biblically obligated to support the president by respecting him and praying for him. Will you support the president?

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Why Did God Choose Donald Trump to be President?

Why Did God Choose Donald Trump to be President?

Proverbs 16:33 states, “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.” Romans 13:1 states, “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

According to the Bible, God chose Donald Trump to be America’s president.I am not saying that we should dismiss President Trumps’ campaign strategy or political alliances. Neither can we ignore democratic blunders. However, Christians must know that Donald Trump became President because he was chosen and established by God.

So why did God choose Donald Trump?

Jesus said what comes out of a man or woman is what defiles that person (see Mark 7:17-22). We are uncertain of a person’s character until it is disclosed. We thought Americans were progressively moving forward regarding equality with the election of Barack Obama as president. I believe God chose Donald Trump to be president because God wanted to reveal America’s true colors. God used the election to unveil the heart and spirit of Americans. Just like the election of Barack Obama, our response to the election of Donald Trump is a revelation of our true nature.

Now we must ask ourselves another question. Will we believe what we see?

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3 Reasons Christians Should Vote

Is voting in government elections a Christian duty? The Bible does not command Christians to vote in government elections. However, the Bible does not command Christians to not vote in government elections. So what should Christians do? Micah Watson an associate professor of political science at Calvin College and contributor to www.thegospelcoalition.org gives Christians three reasons to vote.

First, Watson proposes that voting is promoting what we believe to be good and “which public servants would most faithfully carry out that mandate.” Christians exercise our basic civic duty through voting by “electing, respecting, and empowering those public servants who give their full attention to governing.”

Second, Professor Watson believes “voting is one measure whereby we learn what it would mean to promote the common good in our particular community. It’s a small but tangible exercise that can lead to even greater involvement in cultivating a just and merciful society.”

Finally, Micah Watson encourages Christians to vote because it communicates to “our neighbors—believers and nonbelievers alike—that we too are committed to a vision of the good life. We care about their well-being, even on issues that are secondary to eternal matters.”

In summary, Christians should vote because voting empowers us to influence government with our Christian worldview regarding what is good and right for society.

Do you think Christians should vote? Why or why not? Let me hear from you! Leave your comments!

 

 

Micah Waton’s full article can be viewed at https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/why-christians-should-vote.

 

How to Vote in the Presidential Election

This year America will elect the first woman or billionaire to be president. How should Christians vote in this historical election? Here are three suggestions.

First, vote for a candidate based on past actions versus presidential platform. Politicians make several promises when running for office, but they have many broken promises when leaving office. So vote on their past actions, not their political agenda.

Second, vote according to your personal convictions. Compare the nominee’s platform to your principles. If your convictions and integrity will not let you vote for a person, choose another candidate. Do not vote for a candidate that does not represent what you believe.

Third, cast your vote based on biblical values. Conservative or Liberal values are not equivalent to biblical values. Vote for the candidate that will exemplify godliness in government and lead our nation with biblical principles not political platforms.

Go vote and pray for “all who are in authority” because “there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God” (Rom. 13:1, NASB).

© 2016 Jesse L. Nelson