Four years ago, many people in our country voted for a candidate who promised to bring hope and change to America. They expected that the country would be pulled from the depths of a terrible economic slump, that the unemployment rate would be drastically lowered, and that a new day of honest, transparent American governing would be ushered in. Well, many of those people, today, say they are sorely disappointing. The economy has not improved as expected. The jobless rate has remained high. And the approval rating of Congress is at an all-time low.
Many of these people will go to the polls again this year and vote for the same candidate. Many others will vote for a different candidate who has made similar promises. However, my friend, I want to tell you that no matter who you vote for, you will never find true hope and change for your life in a political leader — and this nation will never find true hope and change in a political leader either. The Bible says in Psalm 146:5-6: “Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever.”
No matter what the economic situation is in America and the world, no matter what the jobless rate is, no matter what government does or does not do, you can have hope if you have a relationship with God. God made the heavens and the earth, and He is in control of everything that happens. If you know God, you can have hope, not because you know what the future holds, but because you know the One who holds the future.
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