Have We Sought God for our Nation?

In these times of political strife and struggle, we have done a lot of research about the candidates, especially the presidential ones. We have read piles of articles, discovered both good and bad things about them, got entertained or angered by social media posts, decided then changed our minds, and got confused perhaps. I myself have not come to a decision yet. For the crucial question goes beyond our researches and the poll results, but on ‘who does God want to rule our nation?’.


Have we asked God His say about the political matters of our day? Have we sought Him in prayer for His will and His gracious hand to help us? For whatever we decide today as a people will critically affect us not only for the next six years but even in the generations to come.


We must pray and seek His guidance in how we decide and vote, for when we do, He will definitely show us the way. Our eyes and minds cannot see everything we need, but God does see everything, from the innermost motives of men’s hearts to the most vocal words and promises that escape their lips. Only God knows. And our greatest safety lies in His hands.


“Sovereign Lord, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do?” Deuteronomy 3:24


God does mighty deeds. He can even change a nation in a day. “Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall a land be born in one day? Shall a nation be brought forth in one moment?…” (Isaiah 66:8) He is able to show us the way if we call on Him.


Enough of our own wisdom. Enough of our own futile and limited thinking. Enough of the dictates of men. Let God lead us to further His will and purpose by calling to Him in prayer and allowing Him to lead our steps. Real honest prayers reap good results. We trust God who is able to do great things for our nation.


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