It’s comical that I’m even attempting a post that refers to politics. Because these days, I’m the last to know about nearly every single world event that takes place.
But with our state primaries on my mind, I asked my man the other morning, “Do you think that Jesus would vote?” Because I’m curious as to what He thinks about all of this political chatter.
I mean, I’m SO thankful for my country. And I definitely feel a heavy indebtedness to those who have laid down their lives to protect its freedoms. But I can’t help but ponder my God’s perspective. Because He’s infinitely bigger than any election.
Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.
I’ve decided to do two things. I will vote and I will pray.
I will head to my town courthouse today to vote my personal convictions. But I refuse to hate those who disagree with me. And I refuse to live in fear if things don’t go as I think they “should.” Because He didn’t give me a spirit of fear. (2 Timothy 1:7) He gives His peace.
So I will vote but I will also pray. I will pray for His will to be done because His ways are not our ways. (Matthew 6:9-13) He knows how to lift His name high in the hearts of His children. He knows how to make Himself known to the ones who claim to follow Him. He can be trusted.
My God reigns. He will absolutely accomplish His plans. So regardless of how things go — whether you or I “win” or “lose” — let’s remember who rules. No one down here can shake Him off His throne.
Fill me, Lord…
How does fear tempt you at times when it comes to national unrest?
Do you think Jesus would vote? (Just asking.)