We have a big election in two days. I’m not here to tell you who or who not to vote for. That alone is your decision to make. In a couple days a new President of the United States will be elected. I’ve heard many people say they are afraid for our country no matter which candidate wins. All we can do is exercise our right to vote. Then we live our lives the best we can no matter what changes are made at the various levels of government.
America is not the Christian country it once was. Christians have faded into the woodwork and have not truly spoken out as a group for years. Therefore, things have drastically changed. This country will definitely see change, on way or another, after this election. So where does that leave us?
David answered that question in Psalm 56:4 – “In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?”
Government leaders come and go. The one who is ultimately in charge, now and always, is the Lord God Almighty. Wile on this earth we need to live with the worldly rules and situations that befall us. We also have the responsibility to legally try to change things that don’t follow Christian values. But most of all we must stay focused on God. We may go through experiences that are uncomfortable for us, but as David said, “What can mortal man do to me?”
We have to live in this world and we may not like it, but we need to remember that God is in control of all things. We can’t trust the government officials to look out for our best interest. However, we can trust God because He only has our best interest in His mind and heart. Life might become tougher for us in America, but we have God’s promises that He will stand by us; He’ll give us the strength and courage we need; and we have a place with Him through Jesus Christ.
Be sure to vote. Don’t be afraid. No matter who wins, put your trust in God who is the final Authority.