For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations.
Psalms 22:28 ESV
I’ve been watching the progress of the U.S. Presidential election over the last several months. Honestly, as a veteran and patriotic American, I am disgusted. There is a complete lack of transparency and authenticity on both sides. Are the candidates we have truly the best this country has to offer? I think not. Fortunately, as a Christ Follower, I can put my ultimate trust in the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords — Jesus Christ!
Peace Comes from Knowing God Is in Control
God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.
Psalm 47:8 NIV
Rest assured that no matter how the election turns out that God is still on the throne and in control. In this fact, we can find peace and comfort.
Things might seem crazy and out of control, but that is only because we are human. Only God is big enough to keep the nations reined in. Remember, Jesus told the disciples, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
In the book of Daniel, here’s what we are told about God:
He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars. Daniel 2:21 NLT
This verse reassures me in many ways. First, it tells me that no matter who is elected that God alone controls world events. Second, it says that God will put who He wants in the White House and He most assuredly knows better than I do who we need leading this nation. Third, God is more than capable of equipping whoever is elected with the wisdom and knowledge to lead us as He sees fit.
Rejoice in the King of Kings
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!” 1 Chronicles 16:31 NIV
I am glad that God rules over the nations! He is faithful and true. I can put my worries away and trust in the Lord no matter how this election turns out.