“Neither Are Your Ways My Ways”: The Truth About the Election

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 55:8-9

(2 Minutes Read) Like most people I was glued to the election results on November 3, 2020, unsure if Trump would win. However, I thought it more than likely Trump’s hard work on the campaign trail bringing out enormous crowds would win the day, and Biden would pay the price for refusing to do the work of campaigning with only a handful of drop ins at his rallies. That would be a just outcome. We are a Judeo-Christian meritocracy after all.

Also like most people, election fraud was not top of mind the afternoon of November 3, 2020, except for the lingering alarms raised by Trump about mail-in voting that got poo-pooed as over reaction by almost everyone, except Trump.

Late into election night evening, unlike people on the east coast who went to bed on the belief that Trump had won given his being hundreds of thousands of votes ahead in key swing states and having won Ohio and Florida, I stayed up on the west coast and watched the inexplicable election results and the betting flip from a Trump win to a Biden win.

The flip in results started when Fox News, forgive the pun, flippantly announced Biden had flipped Arizona from Red to Blue –  with 600,000 votes still to count. Like most people I knew something was very wrong. I started to track the election data results myself in  real time through the early morning hours.

As I did this, I started to have the opposite reaction to the election data results shifting towards a Biden win. All of my senses were shifting to the certainty of a Trump win which made no sense. The expression “heard from God” has become so abused it seems better to just say that the Holy Spirit gave me a certain peace that Trump won Georgia, Arizona and Pennsylvania and therefore a second term.

Was it just wishful thinking though and not the Holy Spirit? It wouldn’t seem so because I began the night unsure, and willing to accept a Biden win. I guesstimated that the pollsters had worked out their 2016 failures and were now accurately predicting a Biden win. Also, it was as the election data was coming in showing Trump losing that my peace that Trump had won increased – which makes no sense in earthly terms.

Then in the weeks that followed, with each failed election fraud challenge in the courts my confusion grew. Had I actually misheard the Holy Spirit on election night? Was I getting caught up with all the media and the “Stop The Steal?” No, since my  peace that Trump  had won Georgia, Arizona and Pennsylvania was prior to the election result challenges and at a time when there were no pre-conceived notions of widespread election fraud.

I believe The Truth is that Trump won the election in God’s thoughts and ways, not our ways. That is, the hearts and minds of the people who voted, voted for Trump to be the President and he won over Biden.

However, we live in a fallen world, and God gave us all the free will to deny The Truth. We do it all the time, all of us, every day, every time someone even white lies or cheats or steals, etc. We just have to live with the knowledge that God gave us free will and frustrating as it is when it is used to get in the way of what we desire, in this case a second term for Trump.

We have to live with ourselves and each other in this fallen world and keep doing out best for God, with or without people who deny Him and are operating under the opposing spiritual realm.

While there were almost certainly some “false prophets” profiteering off of Christians who predicted a Trump win just for the media attention, there were almost certainly many or more who heard God’s thoughts and ways correctly that Trump won.

Even though it’s incredibly frustrating and difficult to accept, we have to trust God for what is to come from the election. Otherwise we separate ourselves from Him by taking on the tactics of the enemy to fight the enemy. I think God wants us to stay peaceful in the knowledge of HisTruth and stand peacefully, but firmly against the enemy. This is a test of fire that we can pass if we simply follow Him.

This blog post is just my personal account of what I believe the Truth is about the election. I am not an especially “mature Christian”, but having been through some very difficult times I have come to know Jesus’ voice, although with an imperfect ear.

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