For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. -Ephesians 6:12
The news on TV, social media, and everywhere is so exhausting isn’t it? When I was growing up I thought that there were people who did what was right and people who did what was wrong. I thought there was basically universal agreement as to what “right and wrong” were, it’s just that some people chose to be disobedient and some who didn’t. Oh how wrong I was. There isn’t universal agreement to what is right or what is wrong. In fact, this isn’t just some issue of nuance, it really is, as Isaiah put it, calling “evil good, and good evil.” Debate and discussion are largely fruitless endeavors in an environment like this because our prevailing presuppositions are so far apart.
We who live in the United States are in a battle for the very soul of our nation. It’s easy to get stirred up, yell at the TV, and argue with people on social media about politics. Trust me, I have experience in this area. But let’s not lose our focus. Don’t get lost in the world of “Oz” thinking that’s all there is. There is much going on behind the scenes. Ours is a spiritual battle.
There is always talk of “October Surprises” in an election year. Undoubtedly there will be. But nothing will be a surprise to Him. We serve a God who holds the heart of the king in His very hands, and He turns it wherever He wills (Proverbs 21:1). Trust in the Lord. Do what is right. He will prevail.