[If you are comfortable with our presidential choices, maybe you can skip this one. The tone of today’s message is ambivalence mixed with melancholy. — Dave]
He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. Daniel 2:21
Here’s the deal, folks. There is not now, nor has there ever been a perfect candidate for the office of President of the United States. Democracy is not God’s form of government, and even though we live in a privileged nation with a unique opportunity to be a part of the decision making process, your vote (or lack thereof) is one hundred percent between you and God.
A well thought out article. This stands out:
Because we are seeking to honor God in a broken system, we must always remember that God is in sovereign control. He alone establishes kings, governments and systems and the person who is elected next to the office of President of the United States will be stationed there by God and God alone (Dan 2.21).
He works out those plans in mysterious ways, and we would be wise to remember that there are times when He works the miraculous completely outside of our input and there are times that He utilizes our efforts towards His ends.
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God.
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
Some of our greatest frustrations can be our objections to God’s plan. Really God? This is the best we could do? Is this the best You could do? Except that in God’s plan, there is a beginning and an end. Tough times come between, and there’s not much you can do to change that. I know how this story will end, and I can’t be drawn under by negativity.