He’s still got the ball

Back in the day when God’s people were scattered to Babylon because of their disobedience, God had a moment with the Persian king and basically told him that for the sake of Israel, “You will conquer many nations…you will bring many to their knees as well as set the exiles free and, later, Jerusalem will be rebuilt.” Though King Cyrus did not know God or understand his ways, the Lord saw fit to use the king to fulfill His plans and purposes for Israel.

As it is today, the Lord appoints and uses leaders to continue the plans he has ordered for the world. It may seem like God is lax in carrying out truth and justice by seemingly allowing sin to reign, but it does not reign supremely. God is overseer and judge as well as jury. He has not let go of the ball. He is the Author of all that is true, holy, and good.

May we not murmur or be distressed or turn away our belief. Remember, we are but clay. Who is the clay that it should order the potter or find fault with him? For there is no God like Jehovah. His plans can never be thwarted though many have tried. It would be better to acquiesce in faith to a higher power and turn our hearts to believe in his promises as they were given to Israel. May we be reassured today that the great prophet, priest, and king of all is also judge, jury, and executioner. God is still in the game, he’s got the ball, and he’s still on the throne.