God’s Sovereignty and Voting

A heated Presidential election is upon the consciences of many Americans. It is time to vote. Many will vote and some will abstain. Only one of the two main candidates will win.

How does a Christian react if their candidate loses? How is a Christian comforted when voting – as many believe – for the lesser of two evils? As with all of life Christians trust in God.

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. (Proverbs 16:1 ESV)

What of the lesser evil? What if the lesser evil turns out to be more evil that first thought? What of evil in general?

The LORD has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble. (Proverbs 16:4 ESV)

Should Christians just give up and not plan or take responsibility? No, but God will work it out.

The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps. (Proverbs 16:9 ESV)

What of all the wrongs and immorality in the world? God is the ultimate judge.

A just balance and scales are the LORD’s; all the weights in the bag are his work. (Proverbs 16:11 ESV)

So a Christian is to simply commit himself and his work to God and trust in His sovereignty? Yes.

The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD. (Proverbs 16:33 ESV)

What might trusting God daily look like? The Apostle Paul gives a good example.

I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:10-13 ESV)

Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ,

Mark

P.S. Trusting Christ daily ain’t easy, but Who else do you have?

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1 Dan Smith (@navychristian) October 29, 2012 at 10:55 pm

It really is true that God is going to take care of the situation. Honestly, I think he will whether we vote or not. But I understand the concern of those who think we should. What that probably means, in my opinion, is that people are afraid of Obama winning and they want to turn the tide for Romney. This, unfortunately, is faulty thinking though. It’s not easy at all to trust God, especially after 4 years of the current administration. However, Christians who believe that backing a Mormon will lead to better Christian values in America are fooling themselves.

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