I am not calling the shots!

“I pray, Father, that you will bless the writer and those on the receiving end of this entry.”

“It is God who judges; He brings one down, he exalts another.”  Psalm 75:7.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: 2 Kings 20, Isaiah 38-39, Psalm 75, and 1 Peter 2.

The election process in the US will be in full swing after this week’s nomination of a Democrat presidential candidate.  In November a new President will be chosen.

It would be wise to remember that God will make the actual choice.  We have no control of circumstances, God does.  And as this verse tells us, He brings some up and puts others down.

The winner in November’s election will surely thank the people who have elevated him/her to the Presidency.  However, we all must remember that God made the choice.  He arranged for it to happen.

That doesn’t mean that the one closest to Him will win.  I recall verses in which God talks about using godless Pharaoh to get His purposes done.

Isaiah recorded God’s words to him about Sennacherib: “Have you not heard?  Long ago I ordained it.  In days of old I planned it; now I have brought it to pass, that you have turned fortified cities into piles of stone” – Isaiah 37:26.  Sennacherib had bragged about how he had destroyed Israel’s neighbors.  God is basically telling Sennacherib that he was doing God’s work when he did it.

How does this verse apply to us?  We can know that obstacles are child’s play for God.  We can know that He has our back and that our future is under His control.

“Lord, You are in charge.  Forgive me for minimizing Your influence in the world.  I commit to trusting You with my future.”

Someone already knows the outcome of November’s presidential election.

hm-722

 

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