“The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He will.” – Proverbs 21:1
The Scripture proclaims Jesus to be King of kings and Lord of lords. And He is! He rules in every place and in every time, no matter what form the local government may take.
There is not a president, or a prime minister, or a dictator, or a terrorist group that is outside of the sovereign rule of Christ! No one is able to challenge His authority or overthrow His supreme reign.
This truth is a great comfort because there are so many things outside of our own control. Whether it is a military coup in Turkey or an election race in the United States, our hopes and plans are easily overthrown … but not so with God.
God has shown His power to overthrow human purposes, even the most powerful and feared leaders on earth. He brought down Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, Ahab, and Herod. He heardened the heart of Pharaoh in Moses’ day, and broke the heart of Saul of Tarsus in Ananias’ day. This is why the psalmist said “Our God is in the heavens; He does all that he pleases!”
So let’s take heart in knowing that God is still on His throne, no matter what political or social or economic situations we face. The hearts of kings are still in His hand, and He is still turning them perfectly, according to His wise and perfect will.