As a Christian, I find it difficult to maintain the correct balance of respect for and submission to our government in light of many policies that do not line up with my beliefs. I came across this sermon that John Piper preached just before the inauguration of Bill Clinton, and it is incredibly edifying and encouraging.
If you struggle with supporting a President who is pro-choice, then this is a must read. It might just change your view on how we are expected to behave as Christian believers. One thing I know for certain is that we are not called to respond to every mention of our President's name with rude sarcasm and cynicism. And we are not called to withdraw from the public arena because the person we wanted to be taking the oath of office today was nowhere to be seen. Instead we are called to submit and respect our government, insomuch as it does not conflict with the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Can President Obama be an effective leader? Absolutely. Will things happen during his administration that we find to be at odds with Biblical truth? Yes. Are we still called to behave with love and strive to uphold the laws of the land. Without a doubt.