Offer the sacrifices of righteousness and put your trust in the Lord. Psalm 4:5
It is true in all arenas, but especially evident in the political realm, that life is lived in a multi-dimensional arena. Decisions made at the Capitol have political, policy, and personal ramifications. Each vote taken has winners and losers - and they keep score.
Years ago my short tenure on a local school board taught me that only the person taking the vote is able to count the personal cost of a decision made. It was a valuable lesson that has served me well as a policy advisor to legislators. Explaining the intracacies of a particular policy idea is simple compared to assessing the consequences of actually implementing it.
So, what do you do? My best advice, after all the facts have been shared, is to take the vote that will not keep you awake when you lay down at night.
Or, as the psalmist suggested, Offer the sacrifices of righteousness and put your trust in the Lord.
Lord, I pray the legislators who govern our state and nation will fear You more than anything else as they make decisions on our behalf . Amen