God is in control or Christians and politics
Sometimes we Christians forget that God is in control. We get caught up in the world and think along with them that government (or the economy or education or whatever the current big thing is) is the one in charge, the one that can make or break everything, the all knowing all doing entity.
Sometimes we forget that though God uses government, government is not God and will be corrupted, we will be persecuted (eventually), and we need to put our trust in God, not in man.
8If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.9After all, a king who cultivates the field is an advantage to the land. Ecclesiastes 5:8-9
No matter what happens God is in control. We are NOT to be afraid or worry, we are to pray, trust God, and make sure WE are right with God (we can’t fix the world and aren’t supposed to–we are to tell them about Him and trust Him to make the changes.)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Well said and very true
True. Thanks for the edification today. 🙂
A timely post.
A wonderful post… regardless of what each of us may believe politically, we Christians can agree that God is in control.
Having just finished James and John in the New Testament I can say an Amen to this – this is mentioned quite frequently.
so true. I remember song something like this to someone the other day. God is in Control, and it will all go according to His plan and he promises to meet our needs.
AMEN FRIEND!!! so great that you posted this…i kinda posted along the same vein just know. praise God we serve an awesome Creator!!!!!
NOW not “know”. whoops. better not let me english teacher mama see that. 😉
So wise, Heather. I linked to this on my post about the upcoming election.
Something I agree with entirely and have been reminding myself of constantly…
I was blog hopping and this post is just very well said. I have to say thank you as I need as much inspirational posts/readings as I can get these days. 🙂
Amen. Well articulated and a hopeful reminder.
Great post! This is something that my husband and I have been discussing–we need to hear this message from the mouths of Christians more at this time of transition and change. Thank you 🙂
Uhm…so what, exactly, is God in control of?? Please tell me what you think God is in control of. Please do not quote scripture as an answer, I want to know what YOU think.