What now? That is the question on a lot of peoples minds now that it seems Trump will be the Republican nominee. Many smart people have written about how foolish it would be to have Trump as President and 32 reasons we shouldn't vote for him and 7 more reasons.
Yet many others would say if we don't stand behind Trump, it would be a vote for Hilary. But perhaps by trying to manipulate the outcome and voting for the lesser of two evils is actually attempting to keep our country from God's tough love. Perhaps if we live in a country where the majority of the people actually want to stand behind a lady who stands against the things God calls right and push forth the things He hates, perhaps we need discipline to move us to cry out the Lord in repentance.
I deeply desire for this country to please God. But a thriving country is a result of the people walking with God. So if I really want to see this, then I have to let go and let God draw people to Himself and there is a good chance it might take discipline to cause many in our country to see their need of a Savior. It might take the Lord's discipline before we see repentance and revival. Check out the cycle of disobedience we see in Judges.
I believe as Christ followers we need to vote according to our conscience, by faith, not trying to manipulate the outcome. For if we compromise it will weaken our conscience. Whatever is not by faith is sin. So if you can't fully support Trump by faith, then don't vote for him, even if it would mean Hilary wins. Don't be fooled, doing whats wrong to avoid something worse will weaken your conscience. We need to take responsibility for doing what we think is right by the power of the Holy Spirit and leave the results up to God. We can't play God and try to manipulate the outcome, hoping a lesser of two evils will actually turn out for good. Charles Spurgeon says it well, "Of two evils, choose neither."
Laura, the founder of Missional Women is married and has six kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries to college students for 14 years serving with Master Plan Ministries where she is the Women's Development Coordinator. Laura has authored 5 books, including an award winning 12 week Bible Study on First Samuel, Beholding Him, Becoming Missional, Reach; How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God, A Devotional Journey through Judges, and Discover God's Calling for Your Life. Most recently her resource for Bible studies, The Connect Cards was released by Cru Press. You can find her on facebook, twitter, pinterest, youtube, instagram, periscope, blab and her author site.