As Americans, we have been watching the ongoing moral decay of our country’s foundation for years. Through the current political cycle, it seems like this process has accelerated even more quickly. In what could be described as a schoolyard brawl if the presidential candidates were a few decades younger, the spiritual battle in our country is raging on.
The spiritual battle in our country is raging on.
Like you, and many others probably are, I am overwhelmed and raw with emotions while witnessing what is happening in our country. And like many American’s, especially those of us who consider ourselves conservative, I wonder who would have thought we would be here with the two candidates that remain? That Donald Trump could possibly be the representation of conservative America as our next president?
Comments and actions of these two people–who our country has nominated for our next president–are wretched and inexcusable. Both are terribly flawed. They lack what most of us would like to see in the next Commander-in-Chief of the United States.
I have read articles and heard my Christian brothers and sisters say that they cannot vote for either candidate. They argue that it isn’t biblical to vote for the lesser of two evils. Yet, as Christians we cannot afford to sit it out. This could be our defining moment; the most important election we ever vote in.
This could be our defining moment;
the most important election we ever vote in.
My goal in writing this is not to be controversial or divisive, but for those who say they will not vote, I want to challenge you to reconsider.
Unfortunately, but realistically, either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will win and hold the most powerful office in the world. Yes, even without your vote, one of them will emerge victorious on November 9th.
Since becoming a registered voter at the age of eighteen, I have unceasingly prayed that God would surround the president and his staff with godly men and women. I have prayed that their ears would be open to God’s Word and the counsel of people who are god-fearing.
As you read in the Old Testament, there are many examples of times God used wicked leaders to help advance His people. Pharaoh, Xerxes, Solomon, Nebuchadnezzar… just to name a few. God also used godly men and women who gained enough respect from their leaders for the good of the Kingdom. Joseph, Esther, and Daniel all found favor in the leaders they served as they led others in God’s will. Each leader was willing to listen to God’s people and to serve Him.
Over the past year, I have continually seen Trump surround himself with godly counsel. Ben Carson, Jerry Falwell, Jr., Mike Pence–a godly man, chosen not just as a counselor but as his running mate, who is not ashamed of his faith in Jesus Christ–just to name a few. Trump also held a meeting specifically to hear the major concerns of Christian men and women. More than 500 influential faith leaders attended and shared their hearts. He was willing to listen–something that I would be thankful for in a leader.
Ask yourself, what are the most serious issues
that lie ahead for this country?
I would suggest you to ask yourself what the most serious issues are that lie ahead for this country. My greatest concern for our country is the direction of the Supreme Court. If there is only one reason for Christians to vote, this is it.
During the next eight years there will likely be five vacancies in the Supreme Court. Depending on the next president’s ideology, that could weigh the bias to a 7-2 vote. The next president will hold this great power. It will affect an entire generation. If Hillary Clinton wins and appoints the next five vacancies in the Supreme Court, I will probably never see another conservative decision made by that court in my lifetime. As a mother who has two babies, this is truly terrifying. Our religious freedom stands as an open target to be diminished. The persecution we can see happening to Christians in other countries around the world is knocking on our doorstep and being threatened right here in the U.S.
The presidential election sits in the spotlight of the world stage, but let us not forget to focus our eyes on our one, true Savior. God can use all things for His good.
God can use all things for His good.
As a Christian woman, I will vote for Donald Trump, and do not have a problem doing so.
Please join me in continuing to pray for our leaders, for our country, and for good of all. Ask the Lord for wisdom and guidance for who to vote for in races from local, to state, to national elections; and to use those elected for His good and the good of His people.
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. 1 John 5:14-15