"There is one political maxim which comforts me: The Lord Reigns." -John Newton
A friend shared this quote on her Facebook page and I could not agree with it more.
This year is the big election, one that only comes every four years: the presidential election. More than ever, it seems like this election is the big one. The man chosen will take this country down a path either of success or defeat worse than it has ever seen.
Now, I'm not here to tell you who you should be voting for, how you should be voting safely, or to offer you some solution to help fix our nation, aside from praying for our leaders in authority. I am here, though, to encourage you to take your minds off that for a few minutes and to redirect your gaze toward our true Leader.
Earlier this year I was thinking ahead to the outcome of the election. Who would win and be in power? Would our country only get worse? These fears threatened to overwhelm me. They still do sometimes. In those moments, I fix my heart's gaze heavenward and I remember that the Lord reigns.
"The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty. . ." (Psalm 93:1)
We may be worried about the presidency and who will win it in 33 short days, but think about it. The president doesn't rule over the whole world and kings don't either. Do you know Who does?
We have the privilege, the gift, of knowing and having a relationship with the highest Authority out there--the greatest President and King that still reigns today--Almighty God. He reigns. He is in control. Isn't that comforting?
"Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth." (1 Chronicles 16:31)
Four years ago we had these same worries about the direction our nation was headed. Regardless of the outcome, after overhearing an idea that my aunt suggested, I went to my calendar and wrote: "God is still in control" for that Wednesday, November 9, 2016. By God's grace, our voices (or votes) were heard and our president was elected.
God does not change. He was reigning then and He reigns now.
I'll leave you with a verse to end this post. I hope it encourages you! "The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD." (Psalm 146:10)