Where’s God in all of this?
I think it’s less about “where’s God” and more about how does God play a part in all of this? I’ve been reflecting on this more and more over the weeks leading up to (and now beyond) the election.
It’s no secret there are many different theories floating around the interwebs and although there are a lot of lies circling around, there is definitely truth mixed in, as well. The problem, though, is that we’ve been lied to for so long that it’s becoming harder and harder to separate the truth from the lies.
Everyone is beginning to claim their own truth. “My truth is…” No judgment. I’ve used the same phrase over the years, but at some point there is also just Truth. Absolute Truth. The Truth that is the creator of all that is.
There may have been an inauguration yesterday, but one thing I’ve known in the core of my being since before the election is that what we are currently seeing is not what is. There is an unseen spiritual war at play here and just as there have been many lies told to us in our societal culture and political arena, there have been just as many lies told within spiritual communities, as well.
I asked a friend today, “So what happens next? If the theory I’ve been following does actually come forward as what’s been going on behind the mainstream narrative we’ve been sold, then what? I don’t buy the ‘happily ever after’ narrative. Evil doesn’t just go away. It may lose power, but it doesn’t just go away.”
She shared with me the “slow drip” method. The truth will start to come to light slowly, as a way of pulling back the curtain for all to see. If it came all at once, it would either shock and traumatize people or would appear to be so absurd, no one would believe it.
I appreciate the “slow drip” method, although if I’m being honest, that makes me nervous, as well. We’ve been brainwashed and manipulated over generations through slowly infiltrating the mainstream with more and more lies. We’ve been gaslit and abused for longer than we know and for anyone who has been gaslit, we know that it causes you to question your entire reality.
Gaslighting causes you to question everything, not trust others, and worst of all— not trust yourself.
This brings me back to God. Over the past year, specifically, I have been deepening my faith and leaning more and more on God instead of myself. I think one way to detach from “this leader is our savior and now everything can be right in the world” is to return to God. What is God’s will?
I have no doubt beautiful things will be happening over the next few months in our country (and the rest of the world). I just don’t buy into the “evil will be punished and we can all live happily ever after” narrative. Maybe that makes me cynical at this moment, and I accept that could be. I think that narrative makes a human being our savior and we all know humans are flawed.
I’m choosing to step into the future one step at a time, with both eyes wide open. I’m choosing to make my prayers less about myself and more about the goodness of all. Above all else, I’ve stopped asking for a specific outcome and have continued to put the responsibility back on God, asking for His will to be done.
Through God’s will, I have complete faith that it is what will be best for all. Through surrendering to God, I am much more confident that how I show up will be in alignment with who I truly desire to be in this world.
I am optimistic of what’s to come and when it is revealed, I have faith that it could have only happened because there truly is a God whose will is for us to all be sovereign and free.