Election Day. Finally.
Regardless of the results, let’s focus on two things:
- God is sovereign, and
- He can use ungodly people to accomplish His purposes.
Though Hebrews 11 is filled with Hall of Faith heroes, Scripture is filled with outside–the-box, even outside-the-faith people used to accomplish God’s plan. Check out this line-up:
- Egyptian pharaohs. Joseph’s pharaoh fed Jacob and his family (Genesis 41-50). The Israelites multiplied and flourished in Egypt for many years. Moses’ pharaoh created a backdrop for God’s wonders and set His people free (Exodus 5-14).
- The pagan nation of Babylon brought God’s judgment in the book of Habakkuk (Hab. 1:6). In the book of Daniel, we see dreams and miracles as God demonstrates His sovereignty to the Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar. Nebuchadnezzar proclaims that truth through his entire empire—several times (Daniel 2:47; 3:29; 4).
- Cyrus the Persian returned God’s people to their homeland and supported the rebuilding of the temple (Isaiah 44:28-45:13).
- Rome and its string of Caesars and officials put into motion events that set up Christ’s birth and death (Luke 2:1-3; John 19:12-16).
Don’t get me wrong. I’m deeply concerned for our country, but God’s plan far surpasses Donald’s or Hillary’s. And His will not be thwarted.
Not by opposing members of Congress.
Not by a liberal media.
Not by a skewed Supreme Court.
Check out Psalm 33:10-22 (NIV).
“The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.
From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth—he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.
No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.”
Our job? To demonstrate His light and love by loving unconditionally, by showing compassion and mercy, and by living in holiness, submitted to our Savior.
In John 16:33, Jesus says, “I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
So, take heart. Vote. And when the results roll in tomorrow night, remember, God is bigger.
Why did God use unbelievers for His work?
Do you believe God’s sovereignty will bear out?
Do you trust His ability to care for you and your family?
Is your hope in America or in God?
Scripture is filled with outside–the-box, even outside-the-faith people used to accomplish God’s plan. Click to tweet.
God’s plan far surpasses Donald’s or Hillary’s. Click to tweet.
God’s plan cannot be thwarted-not by Congress, the media, or the Supreme Court. Click to tweet.
Jesus says it is in Him we have peace. Click to tweet.