Thursday, November 10, 2016


Now that Donald Trump is elected, I already get the impression that some people are turning pessimistic about the future with The Donald. This seems to reflect the ongoing cynicism in America today. 

Here is our dilemma. Research shows that Americans, and people in all nations, tend to think their life will be better than eventual reality makes it. No one really believes they will get cancer. Nor do newly weds believe they will end up in divorce in spite of the fact that 40% of marriages end in divorce.

But, the weird researched facts also show that we all expect a lot more pain and suffering for other people than we do for ourselves. This may explain why Alex Jones has such a large following. He regularly tells you how the other guy will end up hanging on the inside of the fence in a FEMA camp. You will not, of course, because you will buy his survival vitamins and his cool stun gun he sells.

So, apply this to The Donald. 

We Conservatives were desperate to block Hillary from becoming President. And, in fact, Democrats were trying to block Trump from becoming President. We at first felt great relief when Trump won. But soon, we Conservatives will start fretting about what this maverick stranger from New York City will do with Texas, Delaware, and Utah. Will he have any idea how to force Mexico to actually pay for his new fence?

At this point, we start feeling like things have to go bad for America. But, we still believe tomorrow will be a nice day at our house, and we will put in our new crop of winter greens and carrots. All will be well, and it usually is.

I had a Bible believing History Professor in college who was a Democrat. We had lost the Presidential election to John Kennedy, and we students were sitting in the dining room worrying about whether Kennedy would hand the USA to the Pope. Dr. Henry said something I never forgot. 

"A good President cannot do that much good in one term, and a really bad President cannot do that much evil." Dr. Henry was talking about checks and balances and the horrible sluggishness of the political process in Washington.

So, think about Obama. What was the most evil thing he did? Let Chris Stevens get murdered in Libya? Obama care? He let Michelle force kids in school to eat tofu and weeds. How much did this change life in America?

Look here now. Obamacare looked like the most destructive thing that would ever happen in American history. The panic pundits online predicted the total collapse of the economy and that health care would be hopelessly trashed.

What actually happened? Obama care has run into the ditch. Many states refused to join the thing. And, people are opting to pay the fine because that is cheaper than taking the plan from that loser in the Oval Office.

Furthermore, how did Obama care make YOUR life worse? 

In another area, do you still have your guns? Do you recall all the warnings and panic from Alex Jones and others about the Second Amendment being trashed? Nothing has changed except in Texas. It is easier now to acquire and carry a gun.

So, and I now particularly address you Democrats. Trump cannot do that much good in four years, nor can he do that much evil. He has the House and the Senate to get past to do every one of the things he boasted he would do. If they balk, he cannot do them.

In case you Democrats think that Trump could do great wicked things by using the Executive Order trick which your pal Obama tried to use, do you recall how many times the Supreme Court stopped Obama? He lost a whole pile of his tricks to that check and balance. The Supremes will do the same for The Donald if he goes berserk.

So, life in America will go on. Your life in particular will probably turn out a lot better than you imagine, either in spite of, or because of, Donald Trump.

If you, with bated breath, hang on every word of the panic stricken jerks and jerkettes from Hollywood as they rage and roar about Trump, you are an idiot my friend. These actors and musicians are the worst losers in America. They nearly all die of an overdose. They have one, and only one, talent. That is the ability to memorize lines. Otherwise, they are mental midgets who live on adrenaline, hashish, and Budweiser.

So, Trump may turn out to be a thoroughly botched up President. He may blunder about as badly as Obama. So what? Life will go one.

Now, if you imagine that God cannot step in and set a volcano loose from Yellowstone, or rip the middle of America apart with a New Madrid earthquake, that is very faulty reasoning. But then again, when was the last time this continent was totally trashed by natural disaster? What if God is not as mad at America as you think he is?

Who gave you the inside information from the throne in Heaven when God told the death angel to go down and destroy America? Does God need to consult with you or Alex Jones to determine when to destroy America?

It would be far better for Americans to look at the hate and division in this nation. Democrats hate Conservatives and visa versa. Blacks hate Whites, and Whites arm for race riots. The bitterness and hate is tribal. We all like to think we live above it, but if that is true, who does all the hating we hear about?

We would do well to each determine to be a blessing to someone every day. That is the way Jesus lived.

We would do well to mock at political correctness and drive it out of daily life.

We would also do well to speak of Jesus Christ every day by working him into our conversation.

Salt. It is all about being salt.

Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

If we could spread enough salt around in American society, the devil would indeed have to take the hindmost. Please see what you can do about this right were you live.

I have heard so much pessimism in recent years from so many Bible believers that I am deeply troubled by it. Things simply did not turn out the way the gurus of fear all predicted.

So, while I know very well that God could totally trash the USA tonight, and, while I know that America must be greatly diminished in the world in order for Middle Eastern prophecy to be fulfilled, nevertheless, I intend to anticipate good things from my Lord for me, AND for you.

See if you can make it happen.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Are you defying God, daring him to be good to you and America? Does he have to ask your permission to bless people, even the wicked with the good?