My thoughts with a Romney loss

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Romney lost the presidential election last night. At that realization I felt sad and depressed that the majority chose Obama, the man who failed America, the man who pushed us further into debt and wants a smaller America. 

I went to bed, tossed and turned, and woke-up in the night. I had dreamed that I was traveling in a wasteland and came to a body of water, that was kind of dirty, but not so bad that you couldn’t swim in it. But then I traveled to another — drained muddy lake — the water was gone and mud was left. Mitt Romney was standing on the bank with a hose, trying to fill the lake with fresh clean water, but because of the mud, the water became murky and dark and obviously not suitable for anything, not swimming, not drinking. The clean water would not stay clean in the muddy pit. I woke up, feeling a sense of doom, sadness for Romney, for all the people who fought the good fight.

But I understand and have faith that God is in charge. I have rationalized that Romney passed the test, the real test of what you do to promote good. Perhaps God has saved him from the next four years, or from being killed by angry Obama supporters who said they would assassinate him if he became president.

Ann and Mitt Romney passed the Abraham test. Mitt sacrificed his time and talents to try to save our country. Ann worked just as hard. But at the end of the day, the Lord has not required him to tackle this job, even though he was willing and wanting to do it. That’s the true test — you are willing to put your life on the line. Maybe his loss is a blessing for his family. And our country is going down, as I believe it will happen, when the majority no longer believe in God. I was hoping it wasn’t that time.

But hey, at least Mormons are off the cult list. Romney has done more good for the Mormons than I could have anticipated. My brother-in-law is the mission president in Alabama and he has reported that the people are more receptive and accepting of us.

God works in mysterious ways. Read this blog post from an evangelical family.

  • Momza

    You really spoke to my heart on this too. I appreciate your perspective. Mitt passed the test, no doubt. Thank you!

  • Bonnie

    Deila, you have done such an excellent job of promoting Mitt throughout the campaign. I couldn’t agree with you more on every point you have made. He has been an amazing example of a righteous, intelligent, service-oriented man. His policies and principles would have turned this country around. His family is the epitome of what American families should be striving to be. Bless their hearts for their sacrifices and you are so right…they have, indeed, passed the test.

    I thought last night some of the very things you mentioned in this post. He did his job, we are no longer considered a “cult” in America and the Lord has probably preserved his life in this defeat. And, like you, I was hoping the scale hadn’t reached the tipping point that it clearly has. I just keep thinking, God is in charge and no unhallowed hand…shall stop the work from going forth. Heaven help us now. Thanks for all your hard work and excellent posts! Bonnie

  • deila

    Bonnie –

    Thanks for your comments. I feel a certain camaraderie with you and know that there is safety in our numbers of faithful. I’m looking ahead for a better place to live than Calif. Although I’m in a conservative county, Calif. is going bankrupt. It seems in the near future that the counties and your neighbors will be important. I look at the looting after Sandy and realize how divided we are as a people. The takers and the helpers.

  • pangl

    I just came across you blog. I am sorry you feel so badly about our re-elected President – but in America everyone is entitled to their opinion, and by voting – the best person wins. I believe for myself that God was on my side when Obama won. So I guess God is in two places at the same time, both for you and for me. I hope we can all work together and stop the mis information about each other and communicate more. Hooray for diversity, strength , achievement, and good will to all.

  • talee meacham

    ‎”Men may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave beyond their bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and hardship, but this nation, founded on principles laid down by men whom God raised up, will never fail. This is the cradle for humanity, where life on this earth began in the Garden of Eden. This is the place of the new Jerusalem. This is the place that The Lord said is favored above all nations in all the world. This is the place where the Savior will come to His temple. This is the favored land in all the world. Yes, I repeat, men may fail, but this nation won’t fail. I have faith in America; you and I must have faith in America, if we understand the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are living in a day when we must pay heed to these challenges. I plead with you not to preach pessimism. Preach that this is the greatest country in all the world. This is the favored land. This is the land of our forefathers. It is the nation that will stand despite whatever trials or crises it may yet have to pass through.” ~ Harold B. Lee

  • Saimi

    I must admit, there were tears and they weren’t tears of joy. I took solace in the scriptures before going to bed so I could sleep, which I did. I know there is a Plan for this insanity so with Faith I’m going to ‘put my shoulder to the wheel’ and carry on!