What God Will Do In This Election
Today my wife asked me: “If you had to make a bet on who will win next week’s election who would you pick?” I said, “Honestly, I have no idea.”
I know who I want to win. I even think that person’s election would be the will of God. But what I am praying is … “God, I want your will to be done in this election.”
Two Names of God
Two of the biblical names of God bring me great comfort in this season of our nation. They remind me of who God is and what he does for us.
First, Yahweh Elohim. This name means the Lord God who is self-existent and from whom all things exist. This name brings me great comfort, because it reminds me that no matter who wins the election, God will not change and and he will not change his promises.
I take great comfort in knowing that not a god, but the God of all creation has me and all that is important to me tucked safely under his arm. He is big enough to handle whatever comes on November 3rd.
Second, Jehovah Jireh. This name means the Lord will provide. Think back to the first time He revealed himself as Jehovah Jireh. It was on mount on Mount Moriah when Abraham went to sacrifice Isaac. It was nearly 2000 years before Jehovah Jireh would provide his own son on the very same mountain. The symbol and the promise.
I want you to truly think about that. God provided then. He provided on Calvary. And he is still the Great Provider. He provides for far more than just your temporal needs. God has promised to care for us on November 3rd. He has promised to provide for us whatever happens in the election. He will not be surprised at the outcome and or any of its effects. His arms have never been too short to save, or his ears to deaf to hear, nor his heart too closed to care.
What To Do Now
So, what does this mean for us? What does it mean that God is always Yahweh Elohim and Jehovah Jireh?
It means that we make our petitions known and do what we can, God will give us his peace and take care of us. It means we can rejoice always, for he is good and his will, will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Maybe not in our way and in our time, but it will be done. That we can be sure of.
As you vote next Tuesday, pray and believe God for his very best. It is a truthful and wise statement that “the best is yet to come.”
John Yeatts is the Campus Pastor of LIFE Outreach International and the National Coordinator of Churches for LIFE. He has served in full time ministry for 30 years, 15 of those years in the role of a pastor to the local church. He is a husband of 29 years and father of three children. John and his family recently planted TEXOMA Bible Fellowship in Whitesboro, Texas.