Excerpts from “God is Still on The Throne”

Max Lucado discussing the American Presidential Election writes: “I know exactly what November 9 will bring. Another day of God’s perfect sovereignty. He will still be in charge. His throne will still be occupied. He will still manage the affairs of the world. Never before has His providence depended on a king, president, or ruler. And it won’t on November 9, 2016”.

The LORD can control a king’s mind as He controls a river; He can direct it as He pleases. — Proverbs 21:1 (NCV)
The Lord turned the heart of the King of Assyria so that he aided them in the construction of the Temple. He stirred the heart of Cyrus to release the Jews to return to Jerusalem. Nebuchadnezzar considered to be the mightiest king of his generation, God humbled and put in “detention” for seven years. For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations. Psalm 22:8 (ESV). When we realise that God influences the hearts of all rulers, we can choose to pray for them rather than fret about them and despair. Jeremiah was called “the weeping prophet”. He wept at the condition of the people and the depravity of their faith during one of the darkest periods of rebellion. He wrote: But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope. The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3: 21-24 (ESV)

Contributed by Louise McLachlan