Four Possible Blessings of a Trump Presidency

I don’t have to tell you that America has a new president-elect and that it happened in dramatic fashion. Almost no one who is supposed to be an expert foresaw the election of Donald Trump.

What will a Trump Presidency look like? The Internet is filled with articles trying to answer that question.

I want to look at something different. I want to ask where might there be blessings in a Trump Presidency?

First, one of the things Donald Trump mentioned in his acceptance speech was fixing the inner cities. During his campaign he often mentioned the plight of those poorest people who live in the inner cities. They struggle with failing schools, high drug use, homicides, few jobs, and over all dire conditions.

Wouldn’t it be such a blessing if America could take on this project of making a difference in the inner cities? Government has thrown money at the problem since the 1960s. Money is obviously not the answer. Lyndon Johnson’s “War On Poverty” was a great slogan and wonderful idea, but it did not solve the problem.

A Trump Presidency might bless us by blessing the poorest and most hurting among us.

Second, a Trump Presidency might actually do what we say every four years – – that it’s time for America to “come together.” It never seems to happen.

But Trump’s coalition is not liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat, but something totally different. It might make our coming together possible.

Third, a Trump Presidency might bring more stability to an unstable America.

Evangelical Christians supported Trump more than any other presidential candidate–ever! That is so hard to imagine.

Here’s why I think that happened. They took him at his word that he would appoint Supreme Court justices who actually believe in and follow the Constitution of the United States of America. The Constitution gives us a form for what we do and how we do it. Appointing 2–4 new justices might give us that stability for years to come.

Fourth, a President Trump may give the nation a more religious tone. This, too, sounds preposterous, But I think it is really possible. From the evangelical pastors who met with Donald Trump last July to Mike Pence who is a born again believer to a number of unknown aides who are strong in their Christian faith, Donald Trump just may be touched by credible Christians who want to see our country thrive and prosper and grow in Christ. I’m praying toward that end.

Who knows what God may do if we pray for those who are in authority and seek God in all our ways?

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

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9 Comments


  1. Steve Doublin
    Nov 10, 2016

    Excellent and thanks. Dr Ben Carson has worked extremely hard to support the changes you describe. My Faith Votes is one of his causes as we know. What a great American he is and his influence is surely impressing the President elect.


  2. Becky
    Nov 10, 2016

    I believe we witnessed that if those who are called by his name, Protestant or Catholic, rich or poor, black, white or Hispanic, come together as one and act on their convictions, seemingly impossible things can happen. I heard one of the commentators say that Trump’s opposition thought they were fighting against people living in the mountains with guns under their pillows. They were certainly proven wrong. They were fighting against much more than they imagined.


  3. Sam Sullivan
    Nov 10, 2016

    Many said the same things about Herod. He spent his life oppressing the poor, exploiting women, and slaughtering those who criticized him or threatened his power, but God used him to fulfill the prophesy of the Savior. Excuse me if I have my doubts about a President-Elect who rallied angry White men to vote for him by telling them that the poor, the immigrants, the minorities, and women were the reason they’re not millionaires.


  4. Mitch Crowe
    Nov 10, 2016

    Our President-Elect is a man who has also mocked those with disabilities and used hate and divisiveness to win over the electorate. Also, he wants to unite the nation but he dehumanized President Obama for the past eight years. I am sorry but I do not see any silver linings in a Trump presidency.


  5. Bethellen
    Nov 10, 2016

    After eight years of a president who seemingly does not love America, I definitely see a sliver lining in a Trump presidency. He has surrounded himsell with deep Christians, who have made an influence on him. I am convinced God will use him to bring us together and do wonderful things to make American Great again.
    I am praying daily for him and his beautiful family.


  6. Joe Urick
    Nov 10, 2016

    As I watch and listen to the naysayers, I will support the Trump administration. He is our Commander-In-Chief. I did not agree with the direction our country was going. I believe in democracy and the constitution our forefathers drafted who saw the vision for this new nation which was founded first for religious freedoms. I prayed and will continue to pray that God continues to bless this nation and its leaders.


  7. Lara Batchelder
    Nov 10, 2016

    Pastor I do appreciate the positive outlook. I want to think good but experience tells me to watch what he does not what he said. The Lord said we should be meek but carry wisdom. I’m thinking our country’s agenda may be more about him and not about us… I am glad to be ruled by a higher source. Our King and Savior, Jesus.


  8. Jason Coffey
    Nov 11, 2016

    I give credit to my wonderful wife for reminding me of the reasons we vote:

    I will vote:

    …for the most pro-life candidate because God hates the shedding of innocent blood. Proverbs 6:17

    … for the most pro- Israel candidate because God blesses those who bless Israel and curses those who don’t. Genesis 12:3

    … for the most pro-debt reduction candidate because the borrower is servant to the lender. Prov 22:7

    … for the most pro-work candidate because God says if a man won’t work, let him not eat. 2 Thess 3:16

    … for the most pro-marriage candidate because God is for marriage as defined in Genesis 2:24.

    … for the candidate who most closely believes the governments purpose is to reward good and punish evil. Romans 13

    … As close as I can to the teaching of God’s word. 2 Timothy 3:16


  9. Jay Meisner
    Nov 11, 2016

    THIS IS HYPOCRISY AT ITS FINEST.

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