Brian W. Carter 

It’s here again, voting season and this time, so much is on the line.

We have two candidates, both being touted by supporters as the one who will turn this ship around.

This year of COVID-19, social unrest, hurricanes, fires and earthquakes and all the effects they have generated, have left this country battered. There is an earnestness to vote for the right person to be president to correct the wrongs and address the ills in society right now.

Everyone has seen on social media, heard on the street, or said it themselves how they can’t wait for 2020 to be over. I read a reply to such a post on social media that asked, what if 2021 is worse? What if next year is harder? What will you do if you see no changes to the course we’re currently on?

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”— Psalm 46:10

Many may feel like they aren’t seeing, feeling or hearing God, but He is always present. I know that the current climate is about action and making others take accountability but sometimes we have to be still for a moment. It’s when you retreat to your secret closet and consult the one who knows the beginning from the end, that you will receive clarity on how to proceed in a way that makes true change.

“In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”— Proverbs 3:6

Voting is important as it makes a difference on every level from local to national. Everyone has to vote their own conscious towards seeing a world that reflects their values. There is one vote I’m asking for everyone to make and that is a vote for Jesus Christ—to trust in Him as your Lord and Savior no matter what happens in this world.

“Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;”—2 Peter 1:10

The Bible is clear on the times we’re in, this is a time of trouble, but it’s only the beginning according to Matthew 24. Despite it all, we have a promise from Jesus that He will never leave or forsake us. Let’s put our trust in the One who truly holds tomorrow.