A majority of Americans say that they are unhappy with the choices in this year's presidential election. That seems obvious. But can anything good come from a divisive election cycle?
There's an old saying, "Never waste a good crisis." So what good can we see in a messy political crisis?
For Christians, one positive of this election year is a re-calibrated focus. For too long, many Christians have obsessed about politics. Too many have put their trust in campaigns and not God's providential care.
Our hope is not in a candidate or a party. Scripture is filled with failed administrations and scoundrel kings. Even the "golden age" of King David and Solomon was marred by scandal.
Here is what we learn:
Even our best leaders let us down. Even our worst leaders can be used by God.
No matter who is elected, you are still called to be:
An extraordinary neighbor.
A responsible citizen.
A faithful witness.
A trusted friend.
A steadfast follower the universal King, Jesus.
No government can do this for us. Christians have lived faithful lives under many governments. And we'll continue to do so.