Sovereignty of God

The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will-- Proverbs 21:1

Jesus Christ is not only the King of kings, and the Lord of lords – He is the President of presidents, the Sovereign over every sovereign. He rules in every place, no matter what form the local government takes.

There is not a prime minister, or a dictator, or a guerrilla force, or a terrorist cell that is outside God’s notice. No one is able to upset the immutable purposes of God or overthrow His supreme reign.

This is a great comfort, when we see that there are so many things outside of our own control. Whether it is a military coup in Africa or an election race in America, our hopes and plans are easily overthrown. But not so with God.

God has shown His power to overthrow human purposes, even of the most august and revered leaders on earth. He brought down Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, Ahab, and Herod. He turned the heart of Pharaoh in Moses’ day, Xerxes in Esther’s day, and Saul of Tarsus in Ananias’ day.

Dear believer, take heart. God is still on his throne, no matter what political or social or economic upheavals shake our world. The hearts of kings are still in His hand, and He is still turning them perfectly, according to His wise and good will.