Still, I have my own opinions about which candidate will take our country in the direction that I believe it should go. And I will exercise my right to vote. I will take the right seriously as honorable men and women have fought hard to give me this right. However, I do not believe that my destiny tomorrow is any different than my destiny today. That is because I know that God is in control no matter who is in the White House.
Daniel tells us that "he removeth kings, and setteth up kings". The Bible is full of examples of God guiding the hearts and minds of those in control of nations. A country with a ruler who seeks God's guidance will most certainly be blessed, but God is in control even when the person in charge does not acknowledge the very existance of God.
Max Lucado, an author that I highly admire, said it this way.
"Let us be people who vote ... but let us never think that God will be baffled by a November 6 outcome. God is not troubled by one who is conservative or liberal and He certainly never inclines His ear toward a donkey or an elephant," said Lucado.
I love that my God is never caught off guard. Even when I feel like the air has been kicked out of me, when I can find no positive spin, God is already moving ahead with His master plan. For me, that is what keeps me from full panic mode when I listen to the politicians at work. They are all well-intentioned people, but they are human, just like me. They are capable of mistakes, errors in judgement, selfishness, and giving in to temptation - just as I am. Even the candidate that I choose will have days when I wonder what he was thinking. But I never have to wonder about God. He never rests and he is always working for my good, the good of my children, and even the good of my country. Granted, His definition of "good" may not always make sense to me, but I have faith that He sees a bigger picture that I am capable of and He will guide our country in the direction that He desires, no matter who is in charge.