Let’s not ever forget who is holding our nation in the palms of His hand. Let’s not stumble over own doubts and ambiguities as to where the proverbial buck starts and stops. Let’s not allow the narrative that have been spoken cloud, fog or obscure our spiritual lens to see the hand of God working in and through our world, national, state, and local governments.
It has been said that “religion and politics don’t mix.” But is that really true? Can we have political views outside the considerations of our Christian faith? The answer is no, we cannot.
You see, the will of God permeates and supersedes every aspect of life. It is God’s will that takes precedence over everything and everyone. Do you remember the Model Prayer (aka) the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13? In verse 10 Jesus said, “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. God’s plans and purposes are fixed, and His will is inviolable. What He has purposed, He will bring to pass, and no government can thwart His will (Daniel 4:34-35).
Secondly, we must embrace the reality that our government can not save us! Only God can do that! Political entities are not the savior of the world. The salvation for all mankind has been manifested in Jesus Christ. God knew that our world needed saving long before any national government was ever founded. He demonstrated to the world that redemption could not be accomplished through the power of man, economic strength, military might, or politics. Peace of mind, contentment, hope, and joy—and the salvation of mankind—are provided only through Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Finally, God is sovereign and the only way to walk in the light of His sovereignty is to know Him. Know His attributes, know what He has done in the past, and this builds confidence in Him. Daniel 11:32b says, “The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” Imagine that kind of power in the hands of an evil, unjust god. Or a god that really doesn’t care about us. But we can rejoice in our God’s sovereignty, because it is overshadowed by His goodness, His love, His mercy, His compassion, His faithfulness, and His holiness.