As of this writing, it’s not officially over. Who wins the election is a reality we must face, but not the true reality. The true reality is that God (as He has always been) is sovereign. Job confessed, “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted,” (Job 42:1) “Our God is in heaven; He does as He pleases,” (Psalm 115:3) He’s still in charge no matter who won the election. Hallelujah!
God alone is sovereign, not a president.
Since God is sovereign, He is concerned with the political affairs of our nation. Righteousness still exalts a nation.
No political leader, not even a president, thwarts the sovereignty of God.
One day, our Lord God Almighty (the Lord Jesus) will reign supreme over all the world. All of life today is moving in that direction.
God’s supreme sovereignty should bring us comfort and confidence. It comforts us. Think of a small boy working a puzzle. He can’t put the pieces together, try as he might. His dad comes in the room and within a short time puts the pieces together. The boy says, “How did you do that?” Dad responds, “You’re looking only at the pieces. I saw the whole picture on the box.”
We see a piece of life at a time because we live one day at a time. We look at:
• SCOTUS appointments, decisions and their consequences
• Looting, burning, destruction in the United States
• Conflicts in the Middle East
• Trillions of dollars in debt
• Immigration issues
• Characterless leaders. The greatest crisis in the world today is a leadership crisis. And the greatest crisis in leadership is a crisis of character.
God sees the whole picture with all the pieces fitting together. That’s comforting.
Also, God’s sovereignty gives us confidence. Imagine sitting on an airplane waiting for takeoff. A boy walks into the cockpit dressed in a uniform. He welcomes you on board. You assume he’s the captain – dressed well, looks good, sounds good, but he’s a child! You’re nervous, troubled thinking a young boy will fly the aircraft you’re on. Then another pilot walks in – much older, looking wiser and more experienced. And he is the captain! So, you relax, confident of his ability to fly the plane. The president-elect is a child compared to the sovereign God who runs the universe. He can handle the takeoffs and landings. He can fly through a disturbance caused by the president. He can and will deliver us to His destination for His glory and our good. That gives us confidence.
“Do not put your trust in princes (presidents?), in mortal men, who cannot save.” (Psalm 146:3)
“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom.” (Psalm 145:3)
Dr. Fred Campbell is president of Living Grace Ministries, a ministry committed to developing servant leaders in the United States and around the world. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.livingraceministrties.com. He and his wife Carolyn live in Ovilla.