My Early Personal Reaction to the Election of Donald Trump

1. Prayer is key. Regardless of who you voted for, we must now pray for Donald Trump and the Republican leaders, just like any other leaders. Pray especially for all the good, godly things that are a part of what has been promised (like defending persecuted Christians around the world). 1 Timothy 2:1-3 – I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior.

2. The Nation is Divided – there was a visceral rejection of the current direction – people, including the majority of Evangelical Christians, were willing to vote for a man many find to be a morally questionable rather than embrace the alternative platform. The video below helps explain that visceral reaction, I believe.

3. If the Bible is right, Politicians cannot heal the nation or our troubles. Only God can truly guide and help us.

4. Pray for the upcoming uncertainty in the next 3-6+ months. People in the USA and around the world – including the Iranian Government – are flabbergasted, rattled. There will be both angst and opportunity. Pray that President Trump can learn to humbly turn to God in what lies ahead. God often used non-believers for his purposes in the Bible (if Trump is a believer or not, I’m not sure. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt). President Trump needs prayer, big time.

5. Pray for racial and other tensions – as my friend Todd Wilson writes, please resist the temptation to think this is about “Black vs White. Rich vs poor. Rural vs Urban. Men vs Women. Hillary vs Donald. Good vs. Bad. Young vs old.

6. Let me again plug the video by Andy Stanley …. It is, in my opinion, the best description I have heard of what is happening at a spiritual level in the USA.