Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (The Message)
Today will begin with a real sense of urgency for some people and others will head into the demands of the day oblivious to the national election. The television will be consumed with reporters and pundits chronicling trends, movement, opinions and ultimately votes. The one thing we won’t hear is the advice given in Proverbs. God is the only one who can lead us – not our national leaders, our pastor, or our friends. They will fail themselves and us. Yet, we have the great and awesome responsibility to vote and must not ignore the challenge presented today. Your candidate or issue may win or lose but your one vote insures that you have been part of the solution rather than the problem. Take this passage to heart and listen for God’s direction as you head to the polls – He has promised wisdom when we ask Him for it. He will not be surprised by the election results today. Trust Him to have it all under control.