Fear and Trembling

November 3, 2008 — 2 Comments

There is a great amount of uncertainty right now. Wihtout a doubt, tomorrow will be a historic day. For one, we’re looking at the possibility of having the first black president ever in our country.

On one hand, that seems to be a thrilling thing, especially for those who lived at a time of great hatred toward blacks and for a nation with a blighted history. Yet at the same time, I do not want to think of this as a racial thing – nor would I want to vote for someone just because he is black, or just because he is white. But it would be an amazing thing nonetheless.

Still, we must consider this: Obama is one of the largest proponents of abortion this nation has ever seen. I for one cannot vote for a man who will do nothing to stop the quiet genocide our nation refuses to see. The issue is complicated to be sure – but we still have millions of dead babies across our country. Somehow we need to wake up to the horror of it. The issue is extremely important.

I want to conclude by saying this: we must rest in the sovereignty of God no matter what happens tomorrow. I know there is so much fear about the future, but we are not to worry about tomorrow. God is still in control, and His plan will not fail. Things may not look as if they are going the way they should, but we cannot respond by hiding, running to Canada, or giving up.

I do not know what will happen tomorrow. Certainly, I can assume. But no matter what, I want to put my trust in God alone. We need to realize that our hope is not in politics or politicians. That is not going to solve the world’s problems. And it will not be the end of the world if Barack Obama becomes president tomorrow.

Our focus must not be solely on this election, and our peace of mind cannot be anchored on what happens on November 4. Instead, our eyes should be on Christ, and our minds should be focused on His mission.

My Grandmother sent me an email this afternoon reminding me that God is in control, and at the bottom it had this verse:

“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” – Romans 13:1

God is sovereign – do not worry about tomorrow. Trust in the One who will never fail.

Tim Sweetman


Tim Sweetman is a young writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

2 responses to Fear and Trembling

  1. Thank you for this excellent reminder, Tim! What a comfort to know our God is always sovereign and good!

  2. Hey Tim!
    This is David MacMillan’s little bro (ug i hate saying that) and I have a new[er] blog called Thoughts of Conviction. It’s a WordPress blog and the URL is thoughtsofconviction.wordpress.com. I would love to be added to your blogroll in some way shape or form. I’m a huge fan of Way of the Master and i noticed you have that website in your Organization Link list… anyway.


    In His Steps,


Leave a Reply


Text formatting is available via select HTML. <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>