Monthly Archives: September 2012

When Neither Left Nor Right is Right

I have to admit, I’m having a really hard time deciding who to vote for when it comes to our presidential election. Both candidates have qualities that are deserving respect. Both, also, cause me great concern. Neither captures the essence of where I believe we should be heading as a nation, and neither has a political record that suggests faithfully listening and boldly¬†acting according to the Word.

While I believe God is a God of miracles and He works all things for good, I also believe that I have a special responsibility in making a wise choice in a leader. So what happens when the choice is not between the best of candidates? I’m sorry, but I don’t care for the advice to vote for “the lesser of two evils” because I don’t believe either Obama or Romney to be evil. At the same time, I have a lot of questions for both men. With as many as three Supreme Court justices to be replaced during the next several years, the decision for President is not a light matter. We have Case law and precedent¬†that will be set.

Oh, Lord, what to do? Standing idly by is not an option. I have learned from the Israelites on that one! I’m with Paul in wondering, “Why is my freedom judged by another’s conscience?” This political stuff is tough.