On this election day...
Heaven is not trembling in fear- anxiously awaiting the outcome of this Presidential election.
ALL leaders- whether Kings, Prime Ministers, Dictators, and yes, even Presidents, can not... nor will they ever, rise to power apart from God's Sovereignty. "For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God." (Romans 13:1, emphasis mine) All civil government has been established and ordained by God to accomplish His redemptive work- for His Kingdom purpose. Yes- even the Hitlers and Stalins among us.
Though we may not understand the reasoning behind God's actions, we must remember that we are not always entitled to such understanding. "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:8-9, emphasis mine) We must, for it is imperative, remember Who is LORD over all and trust that His ways are good. Especially when we cannot comprehend His reasoning.
I am not here to say which candidate to vote for, and though I firmly believe in the right to freely express such an opinion, I however, understand that there are times when it is best not to. And for me, now is such a time. My message is simple: Fear not!
If you are a follower of Christ- fear not! For He has, He is, and He will forever be Sovereign over His creation. So no matter what the outcome of this election may be- fear not- for there is nothing that can thwart His Kingdom purpose. Nothing.