I had a heart-to-heart talk with God this morning. The topic? Politics and the election. It is safe to talk to God about such things. It’s not safe to talk to people because many of the people I know support someone I believe is a danger to society.
My heart-to-heart started with Psalm 43. It begins—“Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation.” I wrote this line in my journal and asked God (again) to plead my cause (and our country’s cause) against an unfaithful nation.
I wrote the next line, “Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked.”
If you follow my blog, or you know me personally, you already have an idea of what I wrote next in my journal. Rather than share my political views with you here, I want to encourage you to have your own heart-to-heart talk with God about your political views (or anything else on your mind.)
You may want to begin with the examples I provided, or perhaps other lines or verses stand out more to you. Whatever they are, write a line or two from the Psalm in your journal and then share your heart with God. What do you sense God saying to you? What do you notice? How does it feel to express your heart to God?
Here are some additional lines I used from Psalm 43. Choose your own if that works better for you. I hope this heart-to-heart exercise helps relieve some of your political frustrations or concerns. It definitely helped me.
Additional sample lines from Psalm 43 to respond to
- “You are God my stronghold. Why have you rejected me?”
- “Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?”
- “Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.”
- “Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.”
- “Why my soul are you downcast?
- “Why so disturbed within me?”
- “Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”
Counting down to the end of this election with you.