Remember that God is in Control!
In the day in age in which we live, we especially need to be reminded that God is on His throne and that He is sovereign over and in charge of all things. When we think about our government and our world leaders, we definitely need to be reminded of this truth.
The Bible tells us in Psalm 115:3 “But our God [is] in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.”
God is in control of everything. He puts people in places of position and He takes people out of places of position. Romans 13:1 says “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”
Daniel made this point clear in the context of being under the rule of wicked Nebuchadnezzar. He said in Daniel 2:20-21 “Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding…”
The Psalmist tells us in Psalms 75:6-7 “For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.”
The Lord is the one who is sovereign and will have the final word. He is the one with total power and authority. In John 19:11, Jesus even told Pilate before He was sent away to be crucified “…Thou couldest have no power [at all] against me, except it were given thee from above…”
We must remember that God was in control when Israel was in bondage to Egypt and Pharaoh and when they were taken away to Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar, and when they were under the rule of Rome and Nero.
That same God was in control with Bush, Clinton, Obama, and He will be with Trump. I don’t care who is in the White House because I know Who is on the Throne!
So what the church must do is pray for those that are in positions of leadership. Pray that God would save them, and in some cases, pray that God would change their heart and their plans. Again the scriptures tell us in 1Timothy 2:1-2 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”
But most importantly we must look to God and live for God and trust that He will work things out for His glory and for our good. And the only way to do that is to know that we serve a sovereign God who is seated on the throne of power and authority.
Then we can agree with the song writer and say:
There are things about tomorrow That I don't seem to understand But I know who holds tomorrow And I know who holds my hand.