A long time, political figure was asked, “How much power does it take to satisfy politicians?”
After thinking about the question for a moment, he responded with a twinkle in his eye: “Just a little more!” And then added, “The more we have the more we want.”
Politicians rise and fall, come and go, do helpful things and some things that seem to cause confusion and chaos. Whatever they do comes from the power that we seem to give them. Or does it?
Insightfully, the Psalmist said, “No one…can exalt a man...It is God who judges: He brings one down, He exalts another.” After all is said and done, there is no power apart from God. He is Almighty. He rules.
We often think of ourselves and others as being self-contained. We live, we breathe, we walk and talk, we do this and that, but – in fact – we live breath by breath and moment by moment according to God’s plan for our lives. Our physical life, and the life of those whom He allows to have power and influence over us, do so as He wills and wishes.
These are days of turbulence and turmoil, fear and frustration, uncertainty and anxiety. We do not know what is going to happen before our next heartbeat. But it is comforting to know that God is in control of everyone and everything. He has fixed limits on their terms and their time in office. He also has a plan in place for them and everything.
God often seems to move at the pace of a snail – but He is indeed moving. We can rest assured that all is well.
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for the assurance in Your Word that You are righteous and just, and that Your love and faithfulness endures. Thank You for hope. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: It is God alone who judges; he decides who will rise and who will fall. Psalm 75:7