SWEET FREEDOM DAILY DEVOTIONAL: Win Some, Learn Some

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.
Jeremiah 17:7

Politics is like sports – there’s a winner and a loser, and it’s hard to be on the losing team. It’s especially tough on young campaign staffers, and particularly on young Christian staffers. Their candidate was the only one who could get this country on the right track – couldn’t God see that? Some even let political losses affect their faith.

There’s a great Psalm that is particularly applicable: “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God” (Ps. 20:7).

Or to put into political terms: “Some trust in exist polls and some in voting booths, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”

Everyone who works on political campaigns needs to commit to memory Psalm 146:3, “Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.” There’s only one salvation – and that’s in God.

Even when we win political victories, the victories are temporary. We enjoyed two terms of Ronald Reagan as president, but he was followed by a couple of less-than-stellar guys, one of whom dictated horrendously, in my humble opinion.

So while politics is important, remember what’s even more important – our faith in God.

Sweet Freedom in Action
Today, remember to keep the big picture in mind. Political victories come and go. But our lasting victory is the reward of faith.