Again, my daily disclaimer: I’m pregnant and everything gets exaggerated these days. My emotions in particular. There are so many things that I have to say. I’ve said them only to my husband (in small doses) and to my bathroom mirror. There are so many questions I have for this election. Why? Why do I disagree with so many of my cool friends? But then I realize I’m not alone, there are quite a few of my friends that I love and trust who feel just as stunned and conflicted as I do. Why? Why did you vote for Obama? I know why I didn’t. And I think it’s for the same reasons I believe a lot of things that are a little different, a little wierd, at least they’re wierd to you. I feel like I’ve talked about them on this blog over and over. Go browse the archives if you really need to know. I didn’t vote for McCain either. I voted my beliefs, which I’m sure, dear reader, you did too. I voted for the unborn, for the right to homeschool. I voted for less government because I think it’s the church “The Body” who needs to take care of the poor. I did not vote for anyone who voted for the bailout. Mostly, I am watching and praying. In a large moment of discouragement a friend reminded me of Jericho’s walls and how large they must have been, but Joshua and the people marched and believed anyway. I am praying for the grace to bless our new president elect. I have to admit, the whole “wow, we have a black president!” thing just doesn’t make it impressive to me. I’m in a funk, y’all. And I’m going to take it to the Lord. I am not angry, I’m just very introspective. I’m not a sore loser, I knew I lost a long time ago when I saw the choices. But I say that knowing that no government run by man is going to be godly. I do not think, however, it is far-fetched to believe that God will bring the CHANGE, the HOPE that everyone is seeking. And He has a plan too, a big book of plans actually. I’m trying to not get lost in discouragement and remember that my Lord and my God has something orchestrated. It might not be fun to go through, and I hate to raise my children with these unknowns (and I always have), but this will provide that opportunity to see where all of our faith lies.
It’s hard to ignore God when your 3 year old is singing “He’s got the whole world in HIs hands” over and over and over and over.