(Good Life TV video)

Perhaps you, too, were somewhat disappointed in the results of our midterm elections. You may even feel some of those elections throughout this country were unfairly run.

All that really matters is the elections are now behind us and we must live with what many consider as poor choices in government representation — up to six years in some cases.

Let’s at least attempt to look at this from God’s point of view. He knows exactly what He’s doing and we must wisely place our trust in Him and the democratic process of government divinely established by our founding fathers.

Here’s the bottom line: Do not lose heart!

That doesn’t mean we simply sit back and acquiesce. We still have a voice that can and will be heard.

There must be a purpose in all that we are currently going through as a nation. High inflation rates, diverse ideologies and divisive actions of a small segment of our population present a dismal display of a country on the brink of potential collapse.

But there is good news: The foundation of this great nation is built on Judeo-Christian biblical principles that remain in good working order and “we the people” can all do our part to revive this sleeping giant!

If you are feeling disheartened by the present state of affairs, I suggest you get over it and join the many who realize we not only have a voice, but we can also take a firm stand for what we know is best for our nation and our people.

I recently had the pleasure of watching an hour-long interview conducted several years ago by my friend, Dean Wilson, with Dr. Marshall Foster, founder and president of the World History Institute (formerly the Mayflower Institute). It’s worth the watch.

During the interview, Foster revisits his collaboration with actor Kirk Cameron on a documentary film, Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure, produced in 2012.

The film deals with the history of the Pilgrims’ journey and settlement at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620. Watching this documentary will certainly rekindle the fires that burn in the hearts of all who once found pride in our inheritance as Americans.

We rightly should be proud to be Americans. Watching the Good Life TV interview with Foster and the documentary produced by Cameron are just two ways of educating yourself on the foundational truths of Liberty, Freedom and Justice that make this country so unique and prosperous.

The American Experiment remains the greatest demonstration of God’s handiwork in representative government. Yet, it can only work appropriately, if we once again allow God back into His rightful role as Lord.

We would be wise to return to the counsel of the Prophet Micah regarding self-governance.

In Micah 6:8 we’re advised, “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? Ta act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

The answers are all found in the pages of Scripture and our task is to seek His Word and follow His ways — for His glory and His purpose!

Passages to Ponder

» Exodus 18:24-26

» 1 Samuel 8:4-9

» Romans 13:1-4

» 2 Peter 2:18-19

Jim Langley

Jim Langley

Jim Langley has been writing for more than 30 years while working as a life and health insurance agent in Santa Barbara. In recent years, his passion has turned to writing about his personal relationship with God, and his goal is to encourage others to draw near to Him as well. As a longtime member of CBMC of Santa Barbara (Christian Business Men’s Connection), he started writing Fourth Quarter Strategies columns in 2014, and he now reaches an international audience through the CBMC International devotional Monday Manna. He can be contacted at jim@fourthquarterstrategies.com for more information. The opinions expressed are his own.