Before Super Tuesday I was a Ted Cruz supporter. I was beginning to have my doubts but still saw him as a viable and godly option. My sweet, godly mother had been a Ben Carson supporter from the very beginning. When Super Tuesday came and she was not feeling well enough to attend the caucus, she entreated me to vote for Ben Carson in her stead. Now my mama knows how to pray and when I listen to God most often he convinces me she's right. Such was the case on Super Tuesday.
As I prayerfully considered who I was going to vote for in the evening, God spoke tome of how His wisdom confounds the wisdom of men (I Cor. 1:20-21). Of all the candidates for president, Ben Carson was the one who would have to rely on God completely to have any success. Coming into that Super Tuesday, the only possibility of Ben Carson winning seemed to be an act of God. But an act of God is exactly what this country needs. I could picture Ben going into the national convention with only 300 delegates and sweeping the national convention, just like God promised him when God gave him the story of Gideon.
As I read the Old Testament, I see many times where the nation of Judah was stumbling and the king called everyone to Jerusalem for repentance, fasting and prayer. No matter how bleak things looked, God always heard their cries and extended his mercy. I long for a day when any leader of the United States calls everyone to the capital to repent. I wonder if I would go. There are logistics that would make it seem impossible: that I care for my handicap mother and it might mean the loss of my job; however, if God put it on my heart to go, I would want to trust God and go.
So, as I imagine myself talking to Ben Carson, I long to convince him to repent of his lack of faith and disobedience to God's instructions for his life and that Ben will allow God to restore what the locusts have stolen – for his own sake and for the sake of our entire country.