“There is one political maxim which comforts me: ‘The Lord reigns.’ “
– John Newton
I’ve been hearing Christians say “It doesn’t matter who wins the election. God’s on the throne.” And then they act like it DOES matter.
Acknowledging God’s rulership involves accepting that He doesn’t have to do what we think He should in the time or way we think He should. He can do whatever He wants to do, however and whenever He chooses.
Because. He’s. God.
Habakkuk: God, why haven’t you done anything about the evil going on in our land?
God: I am, but you won’t like how I am going to do it. I’m using wicked people to bring My righteous judgment.
Habakkuk: How can a holy God like you do something like that?
God: The just shall live by his faith (just trust me). My glory will fill the earth (all that happens is for My ultimate glory). I’m on my throne (submit to my authority).
“O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.”