Neither Hopeless Nor Helpless
Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time
we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
As we move closer to the election date in the United States, social media has come alive with comments about each of the candidates and the future of America. Often the response is that America is in trouble if either of the major party candidates win. Mottos like picking the lesser of two evils take precedent in our fore thoughts. With tensions mounting as a result of violence from this past summer, many are beginning to lose hope in our future.
I find myself easily draw into these theories of America's doom, and soon drowning with feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. While there are certain steps that we make that affect our future, ultimately we are not in control. Even more so, we cannot control the actions of anyone else, political leader or fellow voters.
Deep in the world of political scandals, debates, and campaign ads, I came across this scripture from Galatians 6:9, "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
As easy as it is to give up hope over a future that we feel is out of our control, we still have a calling to do good. As graceless as politics may seem, our life in Christ is one full of his grace and love. Responding to this love is something we are called to do. With this grace we are neither hopeless nor helpless.
So in this season, where fighting seems to be the most prevalent action, I encourage all of us to remember our call as Christians. To keep doing good. To not give up. To live in the hope we have in Christ.