Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”   1 Peter 5:7 NIV 


This presidential election year citizens from all over America will be “casting their ballots.”  This term simply means voting in an election.  People are going in record numbers to the ballot box.  Most do so because of some issue that they hope an elected official can solve.  They put their hope and trust in an individual who has made campaign promises to alleviate what they worry about. 

The believer should along with casting a ballot do another form of casting.  This casting is done through prayer.  We cast our vote on the One who is not like man.  He is incapable of lying.  He keeps every promise. 

To cast means to throw or cast upon someone else what you are unable to handle.  We vote but we do more as believers.  We cast our discouragement, disappointments, discontentment, despair, distress, and disenfranchisement on the Lord who has all things under His feet.  He has been given a name that is above all name.  At His name, every knee will bow, and every tongue confess that He is Lord.  We cast everything on Jesus Christ who cares for us.   

Elected officials are human and limited in what they can do.  No matter what office they hold, they need prayer.  We should never put all hope and trust in them. 

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, as we go to the polls to cast our ballots remind us that we must cast our anxiety on You knowing that You care for us.  Amen. 

© 2020 Dr. John Ogletree – Houston, TX