Donald Trump. Please keep reading because this was such (SUCH) a difficult decision for me.
So I don’t know if you’ve heard recently that there’s a big election coming up? Not sure if you saw that pop up on any social media feeds or anything? I’ve seen one or two memes about it and thought maybe you had too.
Ok, so back in March I wrote a post about why I would not be voting for Donald Trump. I laid out my reasons and though I still stand by them, last week I voted for Donald Trump.
My writing and what I post and having integrity about it are very important to me so I wanted to share why the change and why the vote.
I have been praying and praying (and praying) for godly wisdom with this election. I’ve asked the Lord if I should even vote at all because both candidates are so severely lacking in character and represent so much of what is reprehensible to me. But to not vote was going to be in the favor of one of them so then do I vote for the other??? I prayed and read and talked with trusted and wise people and prayed some more.
When Matt and I went last week to vote (with all our kids by the way: HEROES we are), I still wasn’t entirely sure and then Matt shared with me this article literally on our way to the polls, which I’m going to post below.
Joel Rosenberg has my HIGHEST respect. Highest, highest respect. I have read every single one of his books (I mean that – every single one), and I deeply, deeply respect his theology. So when he wrote the following post about why he voted for Donald Trump, it felt like the missing piece for me:
I’m only breaking every cardinal American rule by sharing who I voted for, but because it’s a reversal of what I said earlier and integrity is important to me I wanted to make sure I followed up with what I actually did.
I’m going to link to another solid post about this same thing by a respected blogger I follow. I read her post after I had already voted but it confirmed for me my decision:
Do I like Trump? Absolutely not. Do I find his overall character and words abhorrent? YES. But without rewriting what these two articles are saying, it truly does come down to which one will do less damage to the future of our country.
The Lord has brought me to a place of peace and trust in his power and sovereignty. As recently as three weeks ago, I was staying up way too late every night reading every article known to man about both candidates and the elections and blah, blah, blah and getting so angsty about it all, and then God in his grace brought me back to his Word and the unchanging nature of his character, and I can honestly say my soul is at peace.
I trust God. I really do.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. Psalm 118:8