God’s Got This
The local elections were held recently in my neck of the woods. Congressmen were nominated. County officials were elected. Sales taxes were approved by the populace.
I realized on my way to work that day that it was, in fact, and election day. This kind of proved disheartening to me because that means the general, Federal election will be coming up in about three months.
I’m less than excited.
I remember a time when I thought that politics and who you voted for really made a difference. I remember thinking that if and when we just got the right person elected president, everything would be great. I also remember when one person was elected that I thought our time here on Earth was short and that Jesus would soon be stepping out of the clouds and taking us home.
Since that time, I’ve grown tired and cynical about politics. I’ve seen enough to know that it really doesn’t make much difference. It would be easy for me to continue sliding in that direction into despair about the future of our nation.
God meant something for good that Joseph’s brothers meant for evil and God’s man was put in charge of the mightiest nation on Earth.
I read in the Bible that God caused Pharaoh’s heart to harden and to harden and to harden until He displayed His glory and power before all of Egypt.
The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes.
Daniel was a Jewish slave in Babylon and rose to prominence in their government.
Nehemiah was a cupbearer who a Babylonian king let go rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
Reading and thinking about these events reminds me to come out of my despair. There’s no reason to fret. Those who I think are in charge and in power are putty in His hands.
God’s got this.