It’s all too easy to get caught up in fear about world events these days, but we must remember that God is above all and sovereign over all. HE is the one in charge. Not the media, not ISIS, not Barack Obama, and not even Michelle Obama.
God has been directing kings and presidents–those who knew Him and those who didn’t– for thousands of years. In Isaiah 45:5-7, God speaks to the pagan King Cyrus about 150 years before he was even born:
“I am the LORD, and there is no other;
Besides Me there is no God.
I will gird you, though you have not known Me;
That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun
That there is no one besides Me.
I am the LORD, and there is no other,
The One forming light and creating darkness,
Causing well-being and creating calamity;
I am the LORD who does all these.”
God “stirred up the spirit of Cyrus King of Persia” to let the Jews return to Jerusalem from captivity in Babylon to rebuild their city! God used Cyrus, a pagan king, as His servant to accomplish His purposes for His people then.
And He will do the same for us now. He is faithful.
Janice Powell 2015