Will you vote today?  I sincerely hope you all take the time out of your day to vote for those running for office.  Not only is it a privilege, it is our civic duty.  Not every country has the opportunity to step up to the ballet box and cast their vote for the leaders of their nation. 
This year is the first year my son is eligible to vote.  Since he is in college, we took advantage of the early voting opportunity when he was home for fall break.  He wanted to have the full experience of casting his vote in person.  I loved that I got to be with him the first time he voted.
This has been a very passionate race with people posting all kinds of things on Facebook for or against the various candidates.  There has been some intellectual sparring and then some flat out cat fights in the news feeds I’ve seen leading up to today. The news media has been just as bad at bashing candidates and spewing insults back and forth. Thankfully, win, lose or draw, tomorrow morning, we’ll know who our next President will be.
Many people have expressed great concern over the outcome.  While I have my personal opinion of who I would like to win, I have not stressed over the situation.  Don’t get me wrong, this is important, but God is on the throne [Revelation 7:10, 15].  He was yesterday.  He is today. And He will be at the end of this election.  He hasn’t stepped down, nor will He.  We’re reminded in Daniel 2:21 “He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.”  Sometimes He allows people into positions of leadership because they serve His purposes and other times He allows them into positions of leadership because He gives us over to our own desires, but either way, our leaders only come into their positions of leadership because He allows it.  Nothing escapes Him [Hebrews 4:13].
While I may or may not put any trust in the man who assumes the office of President of our nation, I can always trust in the Lord [Proverbs 3:5-6].  He has proven Himself to be worthy of trust.  He is faithful [Psalm 145:13].  My prayer is that the people of these United States will fulfill Exodus 18:21, “Select capable men from all the people– men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain– and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.” 
Who will you put your trust in today?  A man who makes promises he may or may not keep or the One who has proven Himself faithful over many lifetimes?  Today when you walk into the booth to cast your vote, do so wisely, choosing a man of integrity, a man who honors God, but place your trust in the Lord [Mark 10:18].  As Psalm 62:1 reminds us, He is the only One who can save this nation and He is the only one worthy of our complete trust.