Our ultimate hope and need is not in a certain political leader. “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.” (Psalm 118:8-9).
Ultimately the only hope for change in a country is in change in the human heart, and that can only be effected by God, not government.
But though our hope is not in leaders, God uses them to accomplish His purposes. We have in this country the privilege of voting for our leaders. Not every country in every time has been able to do this, and I don’t see how we can take this responsibility lightly or ignore it. Neither candidate is my ideal choice, but one clearly edges out the other in the issues of highest importance to me.
So I urge folks to vote their conscience as well as to pray for our country, its leaders, and its people.
Here are a few other thoughts on the election, more thorough and eloquent than mine:
A Prayer for America on Election Day. (Mohler)
I am going to vote (Piper).
A prayer for the election (Piper).