Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams compared her loss in the Georgia gubernatorial election to the apostle Paul’s suffering amid his missionary work as she conceded to Republican rival and incumbent Governor Brian Kemp.
After narrowly defeating Abrams four years ago, Kemp was re-elected by a nearly 8-point margin.
“I am, too, reminded of what Scripture tells us,” Abrams remarked. “2 Corinthians 4:8 says this: ‘We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed. We are perplexed, but not in despair. Persecuted, but not forsaken. Cast down, but not destroyed.’ I know the results are not what we hoped for tonight, and I understand that you are hurting and you are disappointed. I am, too. We may not have made it to the finish line, but we ran that race.”