I voted today.

I VOTED TODAY.

Do you guys know what that means? I can ignore any and every post on the election for the next couple weeks. Hallelujah.

It also means that my one small piece of influence over this whole embarrassing, ugly train wreck of an election has been utilized and it’s fully out of my hands. (Well, I mean, I live in Alaska and the election results are always announced when polls close on the west coast—before ours do—so my influence was indeed negligible. But anyway. Yay, ‘Merica. I voted.)

As we come in on the home stretch of this dumpster fire, can I just remind you again of something? While everyone is trying to convince you to vote for someone or against someone else and if this goes wrong (and how could it not?) the whole nation is going to hell in a hand basket…

God is still God.

I know you know that. But I feel like in a lot of practical ways, we (Jesus-lovers in the US) have forgotten it. I know I lose sight of it from time to time- things can feel a little bleak.

But this is where we are, and His grace meets us here.

People can see us. You know that, right? And as we all FLIP OUT over candidates and policies and platforms, it reveals whether we really trust in a God we say is sovereign. As Max Lucado so kindly pointed out, come November 9, God will still be God.

I’ll leave you with this thought yet again (because Tozer is smart):

God’s sovereignty means that if there’s anybody in this wide world of sinful men that should be restful and peaceful in an hour like this, it should be Christians. We should not be under the burden of apprehension and worry because we are the children of a God who is always free to do as He pleases. There is not one rope or chain or hindrance upon him, because he is absolutely sovereign.

-AW Tozer

For my friends who love Jesus: let’s hold on to the peace that comes with the knowledge that, regardless of what happens in November, God remains on His throne.


This post is part of the write31days challenge… I’m trying to post every day in October. Or, you know, lots of days in October. The rest of the posts can be found here.

Published by robininalaska

Robin Chapman is a part-time writer, editor, and birth photographer and a full-time imperfect mama, wife, Jesus follower, and normalizer of failure. She’s trying hard to learn how to do this motherhood thing in a way that doesn’t land the whole family in intensive therapy. She has a heart for helping other mamas buried in the little years with hope, humor, and solidarity. You can find her hiding out in the bathroom with an iced dirty chai, writing and editing and making spreadsheets for KindredMom.com where she is a cheerleader for mamas, or online looking for grace in her mundane and weird life. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska with her four delightful (crazy) kids—some homeschooled, some public schooled, some too young for school at all—and her ridiculously good looking husband, Andrew.

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