ChristianHeadlines.com, 8/17/16, “Jesus Said Not to Worry-That Includes Politics [Excerpts]:
It’s practically impossible to avoid hearing about the upcoming presidential election these days. Political talk is in the news, on social media, and in day-to-day conversations, and most of it is not very encouraging….
It’s easy to think that there has never been a more tumultuous political climate than today’s. And while we have certainly seen some unprecedented events in the 2016 election cycle, it may encourage us to remember that Jesus also lived in an incredibly tumultuous political environment.
The Romans were bearing down hard on the Jewish people, and most Jews, instead of recognizing that Jesus was bringing a kingdom not of this world, assumed that he had come to… establish an earthly kingdom.
What Jesus cares infinitely more about than our politics, however, is our hearts.
This point of view – a biblical point of view – actually frees us up to not worry and instead to focus on living out our Christian faith. After all, worry is detrimental to not only our own faith, but to serving others. Jesus had a lot to say about worry – namely, that we don’t need to do it because He cares for His children.
In Matthew 6 Jesus says: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life….” It would be great to have a Christian president, but… even a Christian president will not solve our problems and take away our worry.
We must remind ourselves that this also applies to politics, and specifically to this November’s election.