If you have not spent time on your face today pleading with God to place His hand on the election, then you are doing something terribly wrong. Kneel with me in prayer right now and ask God to:
- Bring wisdom and discernment to the heart of every voter
- To allow the candidate who will best govern our nation be elected as president (and to bring the much-needed truth of the Gospel into the lives of both candidates)
- That the Lord will help His people reflect a love and respect so foreign to this election process that everyone will wonder what makes us different so that the Gospel will be spread to every corner of our nation.
1 Peter 3:15 says, "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect."
Remember that the focus of today should not be the election or being right in a debate or pledging allegiance to a nation. The focus of today is to share the Gospel, to serve Christ, and to love others. In the frenzy of election day, don't forget that.
Regardless of the outcome of this election, we can rest in the assurance that our God is sovereign. Our God is good. Our God will provide for us. Everything will be okay because we have been rescued and redeemed by the Creator of the world. His plan is so much bigger than the next four years.
Trust Him. He is good.