God does not rule the world

God does not rule the world

It’s the end of the world as we know it — and I feel fine.

Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump becomes the next US President, one thing is certain: the world will change. The top job in the USA remains one of the world’s most powerful positions. Whoever is in that driver’s seat gets to influence our entire planet. Actually, it’s almost like they rule the world.

Now, you might be someone who says that God rules the world. Yet when you look around, or get caught up in the US election, it seems more like God isn’t in charge down here.

And the idea of Trump or Clinton being in charge – and the extraordinary level of impact they will have upon everyone – might have you terrified, worried or enraged about the future.

Like you, I’m hugely interested in the US election result and how it will instantly cause the world, as we know it, to end. But I feel fine about that… because I already know God doesn’t rule the world.

He rules way more than that.

Who’s in charge?

Check Psalms 90 to 100 and you’ll see what I mean. While those Psalms ooze with beautiful descriptions of God being king of the earth, there are plenty of references to his creation and command of everything else in the entire universe.

Psalm 103 puts it this way: “The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.” (Psalm 103:19). So, you know, it’s like this: God rules everything. He doesn’t just rule the world and what’s on it. God rules everything.

The world as we know it might soon end – thanks to the American people’s votes – but that cannot change who is actually in charge. What about us, though? Will you or I change what we trust in?

If you are like me and you trust in God, the master of the universe, will we still be saying that even if the next US president is the brash businessman from The Apprentice?

Ben McEachen


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