I had a hard time filling in my absentee ballot last night. I was going back and forth between two candidates and I ended up in tears. It was all up to me! I had to decide who to vote for and I would be to blame if it was the wrong one! How foolish. As if God wasn't the one in control of it all. Because really, that's what it all comes down to. Be it Obama, McCain, Nader, Baldwin or Keyes, God dictates the outcome.
I'm reminded of a passage in Job that slaps me in the face whenever I forget that God is the orchestrator of our world, despite the devastating goings-on:
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements?
Surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
To what were its foundations fastened?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars sang together,
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Or who shut in the sea with doors,
When it burst forth and issued from the womb;
When I made the clouds its garment,
And thick darkness its swaddling band;
When I fixed my limit for it,
And set bars and doors;
When I said, "This far you may come, but no farther,
And here your proud waves must stop."
That's just a portion of that chapter. If you get the chance (or are willing to make the time), I would encourage you to read the entirety of this chapter and the next. God is both powerful and good. Who do we have to fear, but Him.
Even if our worst fears come true and the President chosen is godless and tyrannical, we have our Shelter and our Protector. Praise the Lord for the mercy He has shown our country thus far. We have been given far more than we deserve. And to His children, our true home isn't here anyway. Remember we are just pilgrims.
So tomorrow, don't worry or fret. Just pray, trust God to guide you to the candidate He would have you vote for and leave it in His hands. He is Sovereign.