I strongly dislike politics. It is not necessarily the politicians I dislike as much as it is the personal and bi-partisan bashing that occurs ad nauseum. It is difficult to know the truth through all the bickering and name calling.
Even though I dislike politics and dread election years because of the negativity of mainstream media, I know it is both a privilege and an honor to vote. Having the opportunity to select the candidate of my choice is a foundational freedom upon which this country was founded. It is also my responsibility as a Christian to prayerfully cast my vote.
God will not be surprised by the winner of tomorrow’s presidential election. He knew who the Commander in Chief of the United States of America would be in 2020 at the beginning of time. His Word says in Colossians 1:16 (NIV) “For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him”. And in Isaiah 46:9-10 (NLT) He says, “Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me. Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish”.
So again, I say that God will not be surprised by the winner of tomorrow’s election. God has planned it and therefore it will occur. This is not to say that the winner will always pray for God’s leading throughout his tenure in office. I think of King David who was blessed by God and given great power and authority. But, even as David who was a “man after God’s own heart” chose to follow his own way at times, so might the next President of the United States. God knows this, too.
I pray that we who trust in the Lord can keep our eyes fixed upon Him tomorrow and throughout the next President’s years in the White House. I pray that we remember God alone is in control. If the world around us seems to be crumbling may we always know that IN Christ we are the winners!
“Heavenly Father thank You for the gift of freedom and the honor of voting. We pray for tomorrow’s election and the candidates involved. We trust in Your provision for and protection of this nation. Thank You, Lord Jesus, that we are winners in You and part of Your eternal team. We praise You and trust in You alone, Lord. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.”
Kami R. Lobner