I see people beating themselves up over voting for Biden, blaming him for all the catastrophe that has ensued. I do appreciate people’s admission of mistakes. And I do personally believe it was a mistake. However, concerning the repentant voter, more often than not, admissions such as this are very hard and say more about their character than their original vote did. I really believe this and I deeply appreciate their humility.

However, we all must understand that God is not a cheerleader on the firmament of the sky, hoping humanity makes all the right choices. He is the coach, determining all the plays.

Dan. 4:35
All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. [God] does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: “What have you done?”

Because of this, we trust that Biden is God’s man. He is God’s man just as Nebuchadnezzar was God’s man. He is God’s man just as Ahab was God’s man. He is God’s man just as Saul was God’s man. He is God’s man just as Sennacherib was God’s man.

While it may not have been God’s desire to have Biden as the leader, it was His degree. Well, it may not have been what He wanted, we can take comfort in the fact that it is what He willed. 

We don’t serve an aloof God who is either unconcerned or uninvolved. We can be sure that all that is happening and all that will happen is part of his master plan.


C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo House Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. He can be contacted at [email protected]

    11 replies to "What if you are sorry you voted for Biden?"

    • Maverick Sterling Smith

      He raises kings up and removes their position. Well stated Michael!

    • Dennis Jensen

      The most incomprehensible post I’ve ever seen. Biden seemingly did something wrong but we are not told what that is. Was it his attempt to tax the rich after the former president gave them supper tax breaks? Was it his attempt to stop the official kidnapping of children at the border? We have finally a humane and caring president and yet you compare him to Nebuchadnezzar?

      • Edward Chapman

        I don’t know about you, Mr. Jensen, but I’m not rich by any means, and I got Trump’s tax cut. I made more money on my paycheck, and I was happy. I drive a lot for my daily work, on average about 130 miles per day. I’m at the point of sleeping in my car now, for 3 days a week, because I can’t afford the gas to commute.

        Now, if you were attempting Trump bashing, I enjoyed cheap milk and bacon, cheap gas, and my bed.

        • Dennis Jensen

          No I didn’t get any tax cuts and I wonder what portion of his tax law allowed you cuts–‘cuz I just don’t see any for the lower classes. I honestly hope you are not so blind as to think that having T or Biden as president makes any significant difference in the price of gas or food. This is a result of the pandemic and resulting changes in our economy (supply lines, employment shifts, etc). Biden is trying to do what he can by opening fuel reserves, but that may be far too little to affect us any time soon.

          • Ed Chapman

            Wow…really? FITW deduction from my paycheck went down, plus a huge increase in the standard deduction, which allowed me to pay less federal income taxes.

            And under Trump, energy independence. His policies allowed for that. The day I was laid off of work at the beginning of the pandemic, I paid $2.24 per gallon.

            Biden and you hated Trump so much, WITHOUT CAUSE, which the Jesus, in the Bible, calls murder, that he reversed every good thing that Trump did.

            I don’t care about the children at the border. I care about my own family first, and how to provide for them.

            Charity was never meant to be a tax.

            Abraham was met at the border of Egypt, and I suppose you could call them border patrol agents, and they escorted him to the Pharoah because of abraham’s sister.

            Paul, while being whipped by guards, objected because he was a BORN citizen of Rome. The guards indicated they had to pay money for their citizenship. Even so, because Paul was a citizen, he could not be legally whipped.

            My point, we have laws, and people are breaking laws, and you have empathy for law breakers.

            I don’t.

            Regarding charity, you are too dig into your own pocket book of you personally come upon someone personally that needs help. That’s charity. It was not supposed to be a tax.

            I’m sick of the law breaker that you have empathy for.

            Vagrancy is against the law. That means that people living in tents on the streets is illegal.

            But you have empathy for them, classifying them as being poor and down trodden.

            Bull. They are degenerate lawbreakers, drug addicts, and thieves and robbers, who assault people or kill them who refuse to work, unless it’s drug dealing to support their drug addiction.

            Romans 13. Ya might want to read it. We pay taxes for police to protect the CITIZENS, not illegal aliens.

            I’ve filled out paperwork for two of my friends for immigration, to allow a foreign fiance to come to America LEGALLY.

            You don’t just allow them to enter without legal approval.

            Heaven… how many in hell would attempt to illegally gain access to heaven….especially with your empathy.

            Ed Chapman

            Ed Chapman

      • Edward Chapman

        I don’t know about you, Mr. Jensen, but I’m a citizen of the United States of America, and I should come first before any illegal man, woman, or child coming across our border.

        But I’m sure you think Biden is so loving and caring that he let’s drug cartels have the only working supply chain to feed the habits of drug addicts who will die of drug overdoses each and every day… but yes.

        Morals alone tells you that the parents are responsible for their own children, and when parents get arrested for breaking the law, children will get separated from their parents. Common sense stuff that children do not share the same cell.

        But, Obama set up the policy, not your mean Trump.

        But yes, blame Trump, cuz he’s your easy target.

        • Dennis Jensen

          So you think you should come first before any alien just because you’re a US citizen? Paul said to hold others (all others) as above oneself and Jesus taught to do to other (all others) as one would have done to oneself. Yet being an American citizen trumps that moral obligation in your eyes. If you are not a Christian, I suppose you can twist your morality to hold yourself above others, but you cannot if you claim to be a Christian. What any of this has to do with drug cartels, I have no idea, unless you are making some covert and unsupportable claim about Biden’s policies and their results. You also seem to think that coming to our country and seeking asylum is breaking the law and requires separating children from their parents. It’s not breaking the law but even if it were, it is NOT common sense to separate children from their parents. Of course kidnapping is not the same as imprisoning children and parents. Obama never kidnapped children from asylum seekers and many of Trumps separations have never been reunited. You are right that T is an easy target, but that’s only because his actions are so egregious and obvious. Yet so many white evangelicals have turned a blind eye to these atrocities just so long as he would pacify them with special privileges and benefits. I would hate to be their shoes when they stand before God. The harm they have done to the cause of Christ is immeasurable.

          • Ed Chapman

            It has been reported that many children are NOT being accompanied by parents, but by traffickers. I don’t consider illegal aliens as asylum seekers. They have to prove asylum status. And many are not approved. But no one knows where they are, because they don’t show up for court.

            They used our laws against us, because they know how easy it is to dupe the stupid Americans.

            Ed Chapman

          • Ed Chapman

            When any parent is arrested, for any crime, their children are separated from their parents. Hello?

            If the parents didn’t want to be separated from their children, teach the parents not to break laws. It’s just that simple. I don’t feel sorry for the children or their parents. The parents caused the issue, not Trump.

            Children are not allowed to accompany parents in jail.

            And the reason I brought up drug cartels is because you have empathy for the children of illegal aliens. They are not immigrants, first of all. The legal term is aliens. The government they came from is who they belong to.

            I spent many years in the USN in payroll. We had many LEGAL ALIENS in the USN… MANY from the Philippines. Some from Great Britain. They were working legally for the USN, and filing paperwork to become citizens. We legally called them legal resident aliens.

            In any case, Biden’s COMPASSION for the illegal aliens is causing the drug cartels to bring in illegal drugs to this nation from the southern border.

            I don’t know about you, but I want our border so secure that a fly can’t get thru without approval, let alone drugs that kill.

            Drugs that kills our citizens is far more important to me than a some child that their parents illegally brought to America in the first place.

            And please, don’t be so gullible that they are asylum seekers. Dems offer free everything… we used to call that bribery. Dems give free stuff, vote for the free stuff givers, they can get welfare for life, and not have to work… at my tax expense, and you’d peddle that as what Jesus and Paul preached. I say HOGWASH! JESUS never told ceasar how to run his government, but Paul did preach Romans 13, and that we are to obey magistrates, that they carry the sword, or gun, for a reason.

            Stop, or I’ll shoot used to be obeyed. Now it’s racist. Lol. What a strange lawless country you envision.

            But, you’d call that racist, huh?

            America First.

    • Rebecca

      Excellent!

    • Edward Chapman

      My complaint about this post is that God sets up kings… not presidents.

      Good did tell us that in the latter days what man will do, aka, leave the faith…leave.

      We have a lot of that now. Former Christians becoming atheists.

      If you read their testimonies, many reasons are the way the leaders treat their congregation.

      But that’s beside the point. But many people today do not believe in an afterlife to begin with, let alone a God who will judge them.

      One of the reasons that Abraham did not reveal to a Pharoah that his sister was his wife was because, as Abraham stated, he did not believe that the fear of God was in that place.

      Where is the fear of God in this administration? This is the party that openly rejects God, and godly principals.

      God didn’t put Biden in office, and this was not his plan, let alone master plan.

      Jeremiah 19:5
      They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind:

      Jeremiah 32:35
      And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.

      Obviously. They did things that was not part of any master plan.

      Ed Chapman

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