Let God handle election cheating

Published May 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

Nelly Favis-Villafuerte
Nelly Favis-Villafuerte

Many of us have been victimized one way or the other by the various schemes of cheating that took place in the recently-concluded midterm election. The various schemes of election cheating include the malfunctioning of the VCM machines; the corruption of the SD cards; the pre-loading/pre-shaving/pre-programming of the VCM machine; the alteration of names of candidates appearing in the voter’s receipts; the 7-hour suspension of the transparency server; and in many other ways.

What, one may ask, is the post-election remedy to correct the election cheating? At this point of time we cannot undo the election cheating that had already occurred. We cannot also fight with our limited human resources and capabilities the institutions/ operations involved in the election cheating.
The odds against the victims of the election cheating are awesome. Even if we bang our heads against the wall election cheating that had happened will not just vanish in thin air. To my mind the only solution for us is to turn to God and let Him handle our problem on election cheating. God’s ways are higher than ours.

Let me share with you the words of one Christian speaker which are very relevant in our case.

“Certainly, these kinds of losses leave indelible scars, causing you to want to hold on to your grief. It would be logical for you to seek revenge. Many people would even encourage you to do so. The slogan, “Don’t get mad, get even!” is a commonly accepted principle in America today.

“But that is not God’s plan for you. If you want to live your best life now, you must learn to trust God to bring about the justice in your life. The Bible says, “God is a just God and He will settle and solve the cases of His people.” That means you don’t have to go around trying to pay everybody back for the wrong things they’ve done to you. You don’t have to go around trying to get even with people. God is your vindicator. You need to start letting God fight your battles for you. Let God settle your cases. God has promised if you’ll turn matters over to Him and let Him handle them His way, He’ll make your wrongs right. He’ll bring justice into your life.

“Somebody in your life may not be treating you right. They may be saying things about you that aren’t true, spreading vicious rumors, telling lies, trying to ruin your reputation. If you’re like most people, you are probably tempted to get in there and set the record straight. And you’re probably tempted to let them have it!

“It takes faith to believe that God wants to vindicate you, but He really does. Don’t make the mistake of sinking down to your offenders’ level, getting into arguments and fighting. That will just make matters worse. Leave it up to God. Take the high road, respond in love, and watch what God will do. If you will do it God’s way, He’ll not only fight your battles for you, but in the end, you’ll come out better off than you were before.

Have a joyful day!

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