It’s a really strange time in America.
We have two political candidates running for president that have caused many to question the future of our nation.
Can either be trusted?
How can I vote when I don’t have a person running that fits the description of what I think a president should be?
Does my vote even count?
What does this political divide mean for the future of our nation? For the future of our children and grandchildren?
Psalm 91 spoke to my heart this morning:
There should be something very different about the way Christians look at the future. We completely trust that God is in control and that He is still at work in the world to “draw all people” to Himself. [John 12:32]
- If we are concerned about the moral issues of our day, then these are the questions we should be asking ourselves: What do the candidates say about abortion? War? Death penalty? Marriage? Religious freedom?
It cannot be just about calculating, it has to be about conviction.
There are only two choices. We don’t have the luxury of choosing our own candidate, but we do have an opportunity to see the potential of a candidate that possibly holds some of our convictions. Excusing yourself from voting is not an option. I heard one opinion on that choice: “If you say you are not going to vote, you are saying, in essence, ‘I am better than that’. You are saying that in your humble opinion, you, in good conscience cannot vote for either.” But you are. Your non-vote is a vote. It’s a vote to walk away from a privilege that many only dream of having. It is shunning the process of democracy. And by the way, it is denying your God-given right to influence the culture. We are called to be “salt and light” in a nation that has seemingly turned it’s back on the principles on which it was founded.
It seems so obvious that this warning from the book of Zephaniah very much applies today:
Woe to the city that is rebellious and defiled,
the oppressive city!
2 She has not obeyed;
she has not accepted discipline.
She has not trusted in Yahweh;
she has not drawn near to her God. Zephaniah 3:1-2
So we must vote.
And we must look to God for wisdom.
God calls us to respect those in authority over us, but HE is sovereign.
I could never articulate clearly where I am on this subject, but today when I read what Max Lucado, a well-known Christian author had to say, I knew that I had to get this out there. It’s worth your time, and I think you will be glad you did.
You can find it here: My Prediction for November 9
Let’s be educated, let’s be honest, and let’s be obedient to the Lord.
He IS Lord, and He will accomplish His purpose,
in spite of us, if He has to.