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Donald Trump is president. How should you as a Christian behave? 

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Share Donald J. Trump is officially our nation’s president and many people are throwing a fit! The reactions have ranged from crowds protesting in the streets and destroying private property, to adults weeping bitterly in their bedrooms during the live broadcast of his inauguration.

As a Bible-believing Christian, if you feel tempted to act out, here are 5 things you need to do to during the Trump era.

#1 Pray for Donald Trump’s leadership.

The billionaire businessman is leading America. If you are too busy panicking to pray for his leadership, you’ve got to get it together. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV) says, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

Rather than rudely remarking that our new leader is both incompetent and incapable of leading the country (as many have chosen to do), try praying that God will guide the president as he leads America.

#2 Respect God’s sovereignty and know He’s in control.

Romans 13:1 (ESV) says, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.”

This might be a tough one for you to digest, but God allowed Trump to be voted into the White House. Whether you feel bad, good, or indifferent about it, ultimately, God is in control. It is what it is. You don’t have to like what the Commander-In-Chief stands for, but remember that the Chief Commander of the universe let it happen. So trust God’s sovereignty.

#3 Don’t argue over others’ political convictions and preferences that differ from yours.

Romans 12: 18 (NIV) tells us, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

Your behavior as a Christian in this Trump era truly matters. How much effort does it take to be kind and peaceful instead of belligerent and defensive? Whether you voted Democratic or Republican, or not at all, avoid starting or engaging in unnecessary arguments with those who disagree with your stance. We all have our own opinions of who should have been elected and who shouldn’t have. But that should not divide us. We must agree to disagree peacefully without resorting to verbal attacks, social media bullying or physical violence.

#4 Be loving.

Ephesians 4:2 (NIV) “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude.”

The online exchanges surrounding politics are ugly these days. Christians should not be lashing out and "dragging" anyone on the Internet or in person. Believers should especially be able to keep the peace with fellow Christians, for we are all members of the same body (Romans 12:5). The candidate or political party we affiliate with must not cause us to turn against each other. Love is the prescription for the racism and hatred that divides America. If you’re not being loving through all of this, you have failed your mission as a Christian.

#5 Take your requests and concerns about the government to God.

This list began with prayer for Trump and will end with prayer for you. Rather than worry and be anxious, pray.

1 Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) says it this way: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Now is not the time to go crazy and freak out. It is the season to cry out to the Lord. He will answer.

Intercede for the president. Ask God for peace. Seek the Lord for unity. And by all means, don’t have a conniption.

Rest assured that God’s got this.

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