You may be disappointed about the outcome of the recent elections. Candidates might have been elected who hold views contrary to your own and what you feel are the best interests of our country. You’re concerned about how their worldview will impose upon your liberties as an American and a Christian.

These words were written for such a time as this:

Wicked men may come to power and defy God’s throne, but He still has ultimate control over their actions. All situations are under His government, yet His greatest desire is to find feeble ones, faithful ones who will listen to His voice. To them He unveils the secrets of His heart, and He tells them what moves to make. He wants them to win.

The King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible longs to bestow on His people the victor’s crown. To that end He controls all situations, frustrates the moves of evil men, and reveals Himself to His own as the One Who opens and no man shuts and shuts and no man opens. – Unknown Author

There may be many changes in our government over the next two years, but remember Whose government is the final authority. If you have put your trust in Christ’s death, shed blood, burial, and resurrection, you are an overcomer and a son or daughter of God. You can’t allow circumstances, however positive or negative, to make you forget who you are.

This means when others complain about and disparage our newly elected leaders, you need to be praying for them. Let your life demonstrate that God is in control because His vote is the only one that counts.

I have lived a long time and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see that God governs in the affairs of men. — Benjamin Franklin

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.