After You Vote….


     Saturday, I voted early for the next president of the United States. I approached this moment with a little anxiety, but after much prayer and processing. When it finally came time to vote I was actually way more nervous than I thought I would be. Suddenly, making such a big decision didn’t feel so easy. For the next few moments I just stared at the voting screen, but most of all begged God for divine intervention. I prayed, “Dear God, Help me make the most God honoring decision possible and trust you with the final results.”

     After casting my vote, I was very encouraged by one lady working the voting booth. She said, “Hey Pastor Craig, I really enjoy reading your weekly articles in the paper. And you and I know that no matter what happens with this election God is still on His throne.” Sometimes you just need to hear certain words more than ever. Even if you’re a preacher you still need to let the truth sink deep into your heart.

     As I left out to go home I felt relieved. Not because I had solved all the world’s problems or knew what the future would hold. But, I was greatly comforted by the fact that no matter what happens God will not be taken by surprise.

     You see, God has been large and in charge since the beginning of time. The same God that spoke this world into existence. The same God that breathed life into each of us. The same God who has always been there for us since forming us in our mother’s womb. That same God has not changed and will not change. He will not change this week, next week, or forever. 

     There is no denying that this presidential election has been packed full of drama. Mixed emotions and constant media commotion has divided a nation. Each side has done its share of screaming at the other. Many have admitted that they just don’t know who to believe anymore. And, bigger than all of this is everyone’s concern for where is America headed with either candidate.

     My friends, I have good news for us all. After you’ve made your prayerfully, processed vote. After the election results have been finalized. Trust that God is still God. Trust that God is still bigger than man’s greatest sins and mistakes. Trust that God has blessed America with eternal hope in Jesus Christ that can’t be taken away. Trust that even if everything changes around us, God’s goodness and faithfulness never will.

(Isaiah 41:10) “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

(Malachi 3:6) “For I the LORD do not change…”

(Proverbs 3:5-6) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.