No doubt many of us have been following the American Presidential elections over the past few months. You may have been “surprised” to learn that Donald Trump won the elections this week and is now the 45th President in power. That perhaps leaves more questions unanswered than answered. Will there be an Islamic backlash; considering his proposal to ban Muslims from entering America? Will there be a backlash from Mexicans if he puts up a wall? Is his anti-globalisation policy a good or a bad thing? The TPPA (Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement) will now not go ahead. What will happen to the world economy? How will this affect our mortgages and our Kiwi Saver? The list of questions goes on and on. Throughout history the world of politics and governments has influenced society in both good and bad ways. Ultimately though, we must go back to the Word for assurance. Jesus Christ said, “All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age,” (Mt 28:18-20). God is still on the throne and He will not allow anything to happen in the world that prevents His plan from coming to fruition. We have to trust the Lord, and no matter what, never stop preaching the gospel and extending His Kingdom on earth. 1 Tim 2:1-2 says to “pray for all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” May God bless you richly as you continue to trust our Lord.