Despite House Loss, Trump Still Sees Midterms Success

President plans 11:30 am press conference to discuss the election results.

President Donald Trump looks at his watch near the end of a campaign rally Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

By Published on November 7, 2018

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  • Chip Crawford

    Efforts employed; results realized. And it took those efforts …

    I hope the message really gets inside Pres. Trump about tone and rhetoric. He has sworn by his punch-back strategy, and it is needed and effective – by appropriate measure, that is. His blunt instrument and wide shots aren’t helpful, and that finally needs to come home to him. He needs to see that his idea that they deserve it is in his way, because the unmeasured and crude retorts cost him more trouble – of the kind that can be justified. It’s also selfish, looking after his own instead of the people. Proportion is the key. He definitely needs to respond and not leave the field to the abusers, but not give them ammo. Eccle. 10:10 “If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success.” Effective words are needed and the self control to use only those.

    However, Pres. Trump is not blindly stubborn. He listens to people and changes. But when he sees their way doesn’t work, he has the ability to return to his own instincts and trust them. His strategy is seen by those with enough objectivity to register it, whether they speak about it. He needn’t be concerned by the detractors so much. That’s another costly blind spot – that requiring enemies to credit him without rehearsing the voices of so many who do. It needs to come home to him that their blunt efforts are ineffective as well. With all that has been done to thwart him, the myriad schemes by practiced political schemers and the unrelenting mass of media … It’s pretty incredible actually. It has not worked.

    God uses and is with this flawed vessel, who is actually more malleable in many ways than a lot of “tenured” Christians. When people ask us about supporting the president, it is the prayer support that we need to have in place and tell them about. I don’t support a man and his actions per se, but support him in prayer to the Father per his command that I do so. They can get that or not. But that is what it should be, and is very pivotal as our part and vastly effective in real time. So thank you Lord for continuing to work in our leaders and circumstances on behalf of your good plans for our nation.

Jesus, ‘Thou Art Fairer Than the Children of Men’
Charles Spurgeon
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