Wishing for Failure

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of the political rhetoric in this country. It’s bad enough those who didn’t vote for President Trump want him to fail, but when CNN started speculating on what would occur if he were assassinated at the inauguration, that it got to be too much.


I am amazed at not just the whining, but the outright hatred that has spewed from people, especially those who call themselves Christians. But isn’t that how Christians are. We build up other Christians, put them on some sort of pedestal, and then kick the platform out from under them just to see them fail.

It’s no wonder people are leaving the churches in droves. Who wants to hang with a bunch of hateful people?

Ephesians 4:29 tells us that we are not to allow any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.Why would you want your leader to fail? It could only mean people getting hurt. Is that how Christians should respond to someone with differing views?

We should never want anyone to fail. Instead of being upset your candidate lost, you should be praying you were wrong about the person. Christians should be praying for their leaders to succeed.


I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. – Mahatma Gandhi


I have been wrong when I have voted against others in the past. In fact, some I have turned around and voted for in the next election because they shocked me by how wrong I was. Instead of wishing for President Trump to fail, pray that he brings this country together. Pray that he brings God back into this country. But mostly pray that everything you thought about the man was wrong.


Wishing for someone to fail shows hate in your heart. You can’t be a true Christian if you carry such an evil emotion. Stop allowing the devil to lead you. And isn’t that truly where these evil thoughts come from?

Focus on God and prayer. Erase the hate you have for another. We should wish success for all, not just those who have our same political views.

If you or someone you know is in need of prayer this week, please leave a comment. We’d be more than happy to pray for you. And if this post moved you in some way, please feel free to share it.

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  1. Laura says:

    Kathryn, I like reading your posts because you say it like it is. Thank you for another not political correct, truthful post. Even more, thank you for the reminder that we Christians many times are the worst testimony for Christ. The words that you quoted from Ghandi were eye opening to me.

    1. I read that Ghandi quote years ago and tried to take them to heart. Like most Christians, I do fail at times. Thanks for your comment and for liking the post.

  2. Kathy, you are so right. And I apologize for not reading/reviewing your latest book yet, but I need your prayers for my sweet mother-in-law. Her health is failing, and my focus is on her right now. 🙁

    1. Thanks, Cheryl. I’ll definitely be praying for your mother-in-law and your family. Thanks for sharing.

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