Frustrated by the Election Results? Here are 3 Things you can do

The midterm election results evoked mixed reactions from Filipinos throughout the country. Some expressed their joy while most raged with anger.

But whether you agree or disagree to the newly appointed leaders, the Bible clearly says in Romans 13:1-2 NKJV, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.”

Here’s what you can do as a Filipino citizen according to Beyond Small Talk hosts Peter Kairuz, Jericho Arceo, and Paul Herrera.

  1. Pray for the leaders.

In 1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV it says, “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”

Take the road less traveled and pray fervently. Ask God to give the elected officials wisdom, grace, and a God-listening heart, as they lead the country.

  1. Don’t lambast or curse them on social media.

You have the right to voice out your opinions but disagree in a manner that is still gracious and honorable to them.

As what Paul Herrera explained, “Respect is earned but honor is due to a position that is given to a person.”

  1. Educate yourself and get involved.

If you really are a concerned Filipino citizen, why not educate yourself on issues revolving around the country and take proactive steps to better the situation?

Instead of adding to the problem, be the solution that the Philippines needs.

The results may have not turned out the way you wanted it to be, but you have to put your trust in God because He holds all things together.

The Word of God did not lie when it says in Psalm 33:12 NIV, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.”

Share with us what you have learned in this webisode!

Join our online discussion and don’t miss Beyond Small Talk’s next webisode this May 25, 2019, 7pm at The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube Channel to learn more ways on how to submit to authorities.


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