3. Hope. Perhaps the most radical thing we can do as we are surrounded by despair is to hope—and not just to hope with blind optimism, but to hope with confidence. Because whatever the fate of this nation might be, God is still working his purposes out. The events of 2000 years ago definitively established that his grace has overcome evil, and it will continue to overcome evil. Christ is building his church, he is answering the prayer “Your kingdom come,” and no political upheavals or cultural changes can threaten that.
My favorite advice from Wednesday morning came in a simple tweet by a pastor named Scotty Smith: