Sunday Inspiration: My Hope is in the Lord
Not in Any Politician or Political Party
by Joanne Troppello
A few weeks ago, I tweeted the following tweet that my hope is in the Lord, not in any politician or political party. I’ve seen people post on social media that their hope is in a politician or political party.
Now, I don’t know their innermost thoughts and heart and whether or not they are Christians. However, if they are Christians and are putting their hope in politicians or a political party, they should reevaluate where they should be placing their hope—which is in the Lord.
I’m not preaching here. I have gotten swept up in how President Trump made a huge splash in the DC Swamp and hopefully changed the landscape there forever. Yet, the GOP have failed their constituents, or at least many of them have.
People are wondering if Donald Trump will be running again in 2024. (At the time I’m writing this article, it’s Feb 4th and the second impeachment trial for former President Donald J. Trump will start on Feb 9th—also prior to the time that this article will be published.) If he is impeached, he won’t be able to run again, something the Democrats are salivating over.
Putting Your Hope in the Lord
Let’s move on since I’m not focusing on that issue. I want to focus on how it’s so easy to get distracted from maintaining a focus on God when life is still crazy, surreal, social media is a cesspool, and literally EVERYTHING is about politics these days.
I had hoped that Trump would win re-election. He did not, well, only because of voter fraud he didn’t. I am worried about how much and how fast the Democrats want to radically transform America into a socialist country with a globalist agenda—and not an America First agenda like we had with the Trump Administration.
President Biden has been signing Executive Orders like crazy for the last month since he’s been inaugurated, and he has a very liberal agenda that is not the direction I want our country to go in.
1. Focus on Your Relationship with God
The only thing that is getting me through these crazy and surreal times is focusing on my relationship with God. I’ve been making sure I read the Bible each morning and spend time in prayer each day. I try to listen to worship music whenever I can.
2. Listen to Independent, Conservative Media
I listen to some independent, conservative media sources like Blaze TV, Newsmax, and OANN. I think it’s important to stay informed, but also take breaks from listening to too much news in the day. Always balance your intake of news with time spent with God, family, friends, and catering to your creative side. One reason I love listening to Blaze TV (even though it is a subscription service for $99 a year, but they offer discounts often), is that the founder, Glenn Beck shares the news and his opinion—but also shares solutions that people who love America can do.
3. Stay Off Social Media as Much as Possible
The other huge factor of how I stay sane through all this insanity is to stay off social media. Yes, I post my magazine article link daily and tweet about 8-10 tweets a day. However, those tweets are saved in drafts and I chose one to tweet when I go online. I do respond to people who have responded to me and review other notifications, but I don’t spend all day scrolling through my newsfeeds. That has taken a lot of discipline, but God is helping me stay faithful in that.
4. Find a Creative Outlet and Cultivate Your Creativity
My creative outlet is writing each day. Even writing non-fiction articles for clients is a creative outlet for me. I enjoy posting articles and poetry in my columns here and at Medium.com. I love coming up with craft ideas to do with my young nieces. Writing tweets and saving them in the drafts on the app is another way for me to vent my feelings and opinions and get creative. My sister gave me an adult coloring book that is supposed to help me be creative and relax. Shhh…don’t tell her but I haven’t used it yet. I guess I should start.
My hope is in the Lord, not in any politician or political party. Where do you place your hope?
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.
Connect with Joanne on Twitter. You can find Joanne on these social media channels—Twitter, Facebook, Parler, Spreely, and Clouthub—with the same username, @JoanneTroppello—and @joannetroppello.mseedsentinel on Instagram. Visit the Mustard Seed Sentinel YouTube Channel.