Sometimes I ask God, "Why would you let us have such a president as Obama during this time in our country? It's the last thing that we need." I think I'm experiencing the same feelings that my mom felt when Bill Clinton was president back in 1993 - 2000. I struggle daily with feeling an intense hatred towards Obama for what he's done in the past year in office, and for what he's doing now and also for what I'm assuming that he might do. 1 Timothy 2:1-4 says clearly that we are asked to pray for our leaders and those in authority over us: "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; FOR KINGS, AND ALL THAT ARE IN AUTHORITY; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth." I believe that it is ok to disagree with our president; however I must respect him and what he says unless of course it speaks directly against what God says in the Bible.
On Wednesday in youth group, JP presented the Owl City music video for Fireflies and read Adam Young's testimony and why he wrote that song. He said that he suffers from insomnia but mostly because he worries all the time and he talked about how the Bible tells us not to worry. It tells us to cast our worries and petitions on God and He will take care of us according to how He sees fit. I realized that I've been worrying too much about our country and president and it is not acceptable.
on a different note....please enjoy this lovely trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One