Over the years I have heard some Christians remark, “I’m sick of politics with its empty promises and endless political ads. Does God even care?”
The answer is a resounding YES! God cares about everything that affects our lives—including our leaders and how they govern us. That’s one reason He commands us to pray for our leaders. “I urge then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made…for kings and all those in authority.” (1 Tim. 2:1-2).
Admittedly, the profusion of political attack ads and utopian promises can be annoying. But don’t allow them to distract you from the critical importance of elections, or cause you to forfeit the privilege of voting.
The following suggestions will help:
1. Pray daily for the midterm elections. Ask God to help us elect leaders that will humbly seek His will and represent decency and morality.
2. Determine to vote, even if the choice is not easy. Although no candidate is perfect, some hold positions that more accurately reflect the laws and will of God. Determine to vote for such candidates, regardless of their political party.
3. Pray that our nation will turn back to God. Also pray that Christians will unite in openly supporting what is Godly and courageously opposing all wickedness.
4. Pray for yourself and your children. Ask God to help you to be a brighter light for Christ, and rear children that will ultimately follow HIM.
Do these things, and our country will have a brighter future, regardless of the election results.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…” (Psalm 33:12).
Jesus, always Jesus!