God Is Sovereign

"The king's heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; He guides it wherever He pleases." Proverbs 21:1
"For royal power belongs to the LORD. He rules all the nations." Psalm 22:28

We awoke this morning to the news proclaiming the election of a new President of the United States of America. On the face of things, an unpopular (and seemingly unrighteous) choice has succeeded to a position of authority over us. But, does that person have authority over us? Influence, certainly, but "authority.?"

Consider this quote from Max Lucado (My Prediction for November 9th):

"Understanding God's sovereignty over the nations opens the door to peace. When we realize that God influences the hearts of all rulers, we can then choose to pray for them rather than fret about them. Rather than wring our hands we bend our knees, we select prayer over despair."

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this reminder that You are sovereign. Even when the king (or President, Premier, Chancellor, Prime Minister) has goals which would consolidate power in man and try to eradicate the Name of God from public conscience, YOU are sovereign. YOU change hearts. Not one thing and not one person escapes Your eyes and Your influence. 

Thank You that we can have Your peace and pray for our leaders. We do pray for them to be changed according to Your will, that they will have restored vision of righteousness, that they will seek Your face and have the strength to act courageously. May Your will be fulfilled on earth as it is in Heaven.                                                                                                                                          Amen

"This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. The LORD's loving kindnesses indeed never cease. For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:21-23