Yesterday was… a big day for Americans, to put it simply. How the voters voted will now determine who rules their country for the next five years. And that can seem kind of scary and big. It can feel a little out of control too.
Now, I’m fully aware election day was yesterday- I’m not a day late to the party. I’m not here to discuss the upcoming results or my political opinions at all. No, I’m here to remind you of something that was heavy on my mind yesterday as voters headed out to the polling stations all around the US. Something that is particularly relevant right now because of this important election that has just taken place, but also something that is relevant every day of the year and in every season of life.
Okay, so here’s the truth: God is sovereign over all. Read that again. God is sovereign over ALL! Even on election day… or in the midst of disaster… or during a pandemic, God is still King over it all. There is nothing on earth or in all of Heaven that is more powerful that God. There is no name more powerful than His because He is Lord! What a comforting truth is that?
Psalm 103:19 says that ‘The Lord has established his throne in heaven and his kingdom rules over all.’
I find it so reassuring to be reminded of this truth. Even when it seems so important to us to elect the right person for president and for this country to be in good hands, we can’t forget who is really the ruler over it all. We can’t let this vote and this election become more important to us than living our lives to glorify King Jesus. We can’t begin to idolise the election and worry about the outcome so much that it slowly becomes it more important to us than God. And we absolutely need to remember that, whoever wins the election and whatever happens next, Jesus is still King. Jesus is always King.
John 14:27 reminds us of something else important. ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.’
God is our Heavenly father and can give us peace like nothing else. So, even during the craziness of election day yesterday and now the tenseness of awaiting the results, we mustn’t let this trouble us or scare us. We mustn’t be afraid of the outcome because… whatever the result… He is still Lord.
Blessings, my sweet friends,