Smiling at the future

I’ll be honest, I’m having a hard time being happy for our new president.

Soon-to-be president Obama and I disagree on a lot of things that are very important to me: abortion, marriage, home-schooling, health care.. and these are just the most important ones. I disagree with about 97% of his platform agenda.

And in many ways, it scares me. Will he take a stance on homeschooling while he is President? What changes will he try to make?

Yet, biblically, it is the right thing to do to pray for, encourage and support our President, speaking truth in love – same way I should treat every other human being on the face of this planet.

On the other hand, I was nervous already, regardless of who one the election (just moreso with Obama winning.) We need somebody is going to turn the economy around, make a positive impact and change where we’re headed. Neither candidate ever made any stataments that made me feel completely confident and assured of their abilities to handle this situation. So to be fair, I’d still be nervous even if McCain had won.

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As far as economy goes, my worst case scenario is this: Economy continues to plunge, unemployment continues to rise, business for my husband’s self-owned computer consulting company drops and can’t support us, but my husband can’t find a job in the still over-saturated computer industry with the high unemployment rates. We would be dead in the water. And it’s a real possibility if our new president doesn’t begin turning things around, fast.

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I found this powerful and important reminder, though, in a comment that Robin left on Heather’s post, “A House Divided“:

I’m hopeful; not because of any man, but because my hope is secure and eternal.

How true! I really needed to hear that yesterday.

Regardless of what happens here on earth, I have a hope that transcends all these things.

Regardless of what I have to do without, I have Jesus.

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Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles at the future. Proverbs 31:25

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Mrs darling
Mrs darling
November 6, 2008 10:43 am

Yep I too am finding it hard to be happy. I hope it works out as well as his supporters think it will.

Melissa Bivens
Melissa Bivens
November 6, 2008 11:40 am

I must agree with today’s blog. I am so-o-o distraught. If prices keep rising along with unemployment, how are we to survive? Is this the beginning or even a part of Revelations? or somewhere else in the bible where it mentions something about bread in the end days being very expensive. I think we need a woman president, someone who cares about society, because women seem to care more about others than men do. I’m not trying to genderize here, but most men are made not to care about anyone or anything. I know sometimes we have a role reversal… Read more »

November 7, 2008 9:42 am

Thank you

November 7, 2008 3:09 pm

As my husband and I watched the election, and it became increasingly clear that Obama was winning, my face turned down. I was thinking about my homeschooling rights, about our autonomy as a Replublic, about the sanctity of marriage, about the cries of the unborn, about the ability to be rewarded for hard work and risk taking, etc…and my face turned down.
Then my husband simply said, “put your hope in the Lord”.
Oh yeah. Those who look to Him are radiant.
Thanks, tami
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November 7, 2008 8:55 pm

I’m worried about the economy and homeschooling as well.

A friend of mine at our home meeting said “Obama may be president, but the Lord is still on the throne”!


November 7, 2008 10:32 pm

I’m the odd one out on this. I think Obama was the better choice. I did not like the way McCain behaved or his stances, especially on veteran’s issues, healthcare and most importantly to me and my family, war. He also didn’t tell us how he was going to change anything. I also thought his choice for VP was irresponsible, especially since the man has one foot in the grave. The way I see it is everything is messed up. Even if McCain did win, I don’t believe he could make instant changes, especially to the economy. I don’t expect… Read more »

November 7, 2008 10:40 pm

Oh, Btw, worse case scenario, the computer industry isn’t oversaturated here. Their is an incredibly high demand for computer based jobs. I know it’s a long shot, but if it gets real bad, you always have us. And I just read all the other comments, and I have to say that no matter who won or what happened, I believe the country and world is heading towards a one world government. Call it the end of days or what you will, but there are already calls from other nations for a single currency and if you haven’t noticed, the government… Read more »

November 8, 2008 2:56 am

Colleen (Sister-In-Law) To be clear, I wasn’t completely happy with McCain either. Like I said, I wasn’t feel real warm and fuzzy about the economy regardless of who won. Unlike you, though, I’m not convinced Obama will leave those issues. He has said on several occasions (I’ve seen the interviews) that the first thing he’ll tackle is abortion. He not only believes in abortion, but partial birth abortion, where the baby is full term, partially delivered backwards, and then the brains are sucked out of the living, almost delivered baby. (I’m not exaggerating.) He also does not believe in caring… Read more »

November 8, 2008 2:56 am

Colleen – Yes, that’s part of what scares me. And Obama is just the person to help it happen. And the government (the gov not the nation) is only going to get bigger and stronger under his leadership… But it still shouldn’t scare me. Even if this IS the end of days, we move to a one world government and tribulation comes, it’s only my fleshly self that fears it. Selfishly even, because I don’t want to give up what I’ve got here, I want to die normally like everybody else, in a car wreck or of old age, I… Read more »

November 8, 2008 10:46 pm

I fully understand all the different types of abortion out there. And, to be clear, I am against abortion. I’ve tried to find interviews where he says he’ll make partial birth legal again, and I can’t find it. Do you remember the news station you saw it on? All the videos I found raging from fox to CBN and MSNBC say he isn’t going to touch the issue, but he is going to try to focus on preventing unwanted pregnancies. I know i’m not in homeschooling, but I always thought accredited school was a good thing. I’m surprised that you… Read more »

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