Has God suddenly abandoned his throne? Are the wheels of destiny and fate now left to random chance? Is God’s control now abandoned and his sovereignty perished?
We are now a week from the end of this miserable, disastrous election season and so many Christians act as if they or I or you can thwart the will of God. Is God not in control?
Whoever is elected President of the United States is elected by God’s own will, not yours and not mine. Yes, Donald Trump could be another Cyrus. God may have destined Donald Trump this coming Tuesday “to subdue nations before him and to loose the belts of kings, to open doors before him that gates may not be closed.” (Is 45:1)
People who tell me Trump might just be the next Cyrus are absolutely right. He may absolutely be. That may indeed be God’s will.
But it might also be God’s will that Hillary Clinton is the next Cyrus. It may be Clinton who God has destined to restore his people.
Or it could be that neither Trump nor Clinton are God’s chosen and anointed. They could just be politicians. I received a letter in the mail today from an eighty-one year old man who told me he firmly believes that Trump is a miracle from God and God’s anointed. According to this man, my opposition to Trump was in defiance of what he believes to be God’s will.
Am I so mighty that I can thwart God’s will? If God wills it, there is no man on the planet who can stand in his way. “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.” (Prov. 21:30)
God will raise up and use every man for His own purpose and we may not fathom what that purpose is. God is on His throne. He is in control. He is sovereign. Destiny is in His hands.
Instead of being mad at me for my vote on a candidate, trust in the Lord. In fact, I dare say we would not be in this position right now if people feared the Lord instead of the future. You should fear the Lord and not the future. God will take care of His people and He alone will set the future.
God is on His holy throne. He works His will and scoffs at all who think any man’s vote can thwart that which he destines.
Thus says the Lord
I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity; I am the Lord, who does all these things.
Trust in the Lord. There is no other.