I’m going to keep this short….because I love talking politics, and easily get carried away. But with all the chaos and negativity following the election, I want to focus on the positive…and this graphic I found on Pinterest by Anita Krizzan brought to mind a beautiful image when I read it: God shines through the cracks of broken people.

God shines through the cracks of broken people. - Anita Krizzan Click To Tweet

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Indeed; we all have our own type of brokenness. Compound that onto the past year of campaigns and division, and the surprising-to-some election result….and people are just fixated on the broken. Broken people. Broken government. Broken dreams. But that is so short-sighted if you believe in a God who offers to heal us of our brokenness.

This brings to mind my “life verse.” (It’s so integral I included it in the footer of my blog pages.)

But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.”…..                    – 2 Corinthians 12:9

Our country has never been more broken – or weaker – than it is right now. These first few days following the election are a time of upheaval. But we can choose to look to the future with HOPE!  Each one of us can CHOOSE to take the longer view, to look past one another’s brokenness and see God shining through.

Each one of us can CHOOSE to take the longer view, to look past one another's brokenness and see God shining through. - Kimberly Sutor Click To Tweet

There is hope for positive change for our nation in the next 4 years….so let’s focus on the positives: God is Sovereign, and He is already working what is going on in our nation to accomplish His will.  The Bible assures us that His will is what’s best for us, and His timing is always perfect….so what is there to fear?

When you read or hear something you don’t like, or that makes you afraid for the future….stop and take a closer look. There’s more to the person saying that thing you don’t like than just that one issue. Take a breath. Say a prayer. Close your eyes. Can you see it? Can you see God shining through? And remember….