And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
- God gives people free will. (Genesis 1:26)
I have noticed that some well meaning Believers point out that we have gotten the president for our country that we “deserve” as he continues to make catastrophic changes in our way of life. These Christians essentially are blaming God for putting a certain man in charge. But God didn’t put this guy in charge of me, voters did.
Romans 13:1 says that our governing authorities that exist have been established by God. And that’s true. But God establishes the offices not the people. God did not create robots and what goes on around here isn’t God’s big personal board game of LIFE by Hasbro. People with free will make free choices and sometimes their choices affect me.
This isn’t the president I deserve. I didn’t vote for him. The past two elections are not a result of me not sharing my faith enough or not believing enough. God is not punishing me or trusting Believers everywhere with bad leadership. He has the Holy Spirit to teach and direct us (John 14:26). He’s not holding my sins against me (Psalm 103:10). So God didn’t put a certain person or group of people in charge of me to punish me and to make me wish for something better. The leadership in our country is the result of man’s free will.
But here’s what God is doing. He’s Romans 8:28ing me every single day this guy and his kind are in office. During this horrible economy, there is still food on our table every day. With our new and uncertain healthcare system, we still have what we need. In our state of political correctness, I can still worship God freely right now. At every turn God is protecting me from a bad president’s bad choices. I don’t live in fear and dread. I am disappointed at the turn our country is taking, but I believe, and I am seeing God work things together for my benefit (regardless of who’s in office) because I love and trust HIM!
Thank you for today! Thank you for the freedoms I enjoy because YOU give them to me! Thank you that today I can homeschool my kids, read my Bible, listen to praise music, write this blog, cook food, clean house, and take a bath. I love you and praise you that you are not under anyone else’s authority, and you do always protect me from other people’s bad choices. I do pray for revival in our nation and that in future elections people would vote for godliness above all other issues. But if they don’t, I know you will continue to be my shield. I love you and thank you and pray in your Son’s name. Amen.