Monday, November 2, 2009

These Troubled Times

We truly are living in troubled times.  Many leaders - from Washington on down - seem to be going their own way and not God's way.  Even in these troubled times, we must remember that God is in control - He is sovereign.

In Isaiah 45, we see a very interesting concept.  God anointed and bestowed a title of honor on a king who did not acknowledge Him.  "This is what the LORD says to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him . . . . ; I will go before him . . . "   (Isaiah 45:1-2).  This passage was written about 150 years before there was a king Cyrus which makes this passage even more profound.

King Cyrus was a Gentile king who did not acknowledge God but God had a purpose for placing Cyrus in that position.  "For the sake of Jacob my servant, of Israel my chosen, I summon you by name and bestow on you a title of honor though you do not acknowledge me" and "so . . . men may know there is none beside Me."  (Isaiah 45:4, 6)   

God is sovereign.  He truly is in control of everything and can use pagan, non-believing leaders to accomplish His plan.  Our leaders, whether we like them or not, would not hold their offices unless God allowed it or chose them for their positions.

A comforting thought - God is always in control and He is always faithful and trustworthy.  We can rest in that truth in these troubled times.

Serving Him,
Kay Martin 


1 comment:

  1. Praise God that He is in control!! This is comforting to me during these difficult seasons in our Country. Lets be sure to pray for our leaders and ask God to give them wisdom. Remember God uses anybody to get the job done and they do not have to be Christians.
    Love in Christ, Jean