"For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God." Romans 13:1b
The word "ordain" according to the Encarta College Dictionary means "to order or establish something formally...especially by another authority". So many decisions were made yesterday on the local, state, and federal levels. Some were good decisions, and others were very unwise...even wicked according to the Bible. Oh, yes, the Bible. Who cares about what the Bible says? Many people obviously don't...but I do. We can be puffed full of pride convinced that we've won victories because of what we somehow did or didn't do or down in the dumps mourning decisions that have been made. BUT...thankfully we can rest in God's Word, the Bible, and know that no one is in any position in this entire country on any level without God's knowing it and allowing it. I believe in God who is the highest authority in every situation and know that He allows things to happen in order to accomplish His purposes whatever they may be. I'm thankful to serve a God who is above all and is in control of everything. I'm so thankful for the above verse...it is comforting and empowering.