I guess I like most people woke up this morning to mass confusion about what the election results actually mean. Can the conservatives form a government? Is it feasible for Labour to cling to power? What exactly happens next? Who will be the next Prime minister?
It does amaze me that although for weeks people have been saying the result would be a hung Parliament still no-one seems quite sure what will happen next.
So what is our response as Christians. It is to pray for our leaders (all of them) for wise decisions to be made and not ungodly compromises. Pray for values to matter not to be dealt away and pray for those individuals involved in making all those decisions.
But we also need to remember that God is sovereign. As Isaiah says
"Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten him,
and who taught him the right way?
Who was it that taught him knowledge
or showed him the path of understanding?
Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket;
they are regarded as dust on the scales;
he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.
Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires,
nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.
Before him all the nations are as nothing;
they are regarded by him as worthless
and less than nothing."
God is sovereign Parliament may be hung but God rules, we must pray for his will to be done trusting in him and his word and living looking for his kingdom.