You, Lord, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation. Lamentations 5:19
Leaders come and go throughout the history of every nation upon this earth. Some are great leaders, others are horrible leaders. Some last a long time in leadership, while others are leaders for a very short time.
The reign of power for each leader is different. Some have absolute power over their group of people, while others are given limited powers.
The one common factor of all the leaders that have ever been upon this earth is that none of them have lasted forever. Every one is either removed or dies. Their reign of power comes to an end.
Jeremiah ends his lamentations over the destruction of Israel with claiming that God reigns forever. Even as Israel is in captivity and under destruction Jeremiah recognizes that God does actually reign over all the earth and is in control.
During times that there is a harsh or bad leader, one often begins to wonder when his leadership will come to an end. Some believers sometimes begin to question God’s reign over the world and His choice for allowing a bad leader to get into position.
Everything that occurs upon this earth happens under God’s allowance. God raises up and destroys leaders. In in power and authority, God uses every situation for His purpose in the lives of those who love and follow Him. God uses bad leaders to sometimes crush a group of people, other times to wake His people up and move them around.
Believers must always remember and know that God is the reigning authority over all the earth. No one or anything can do anything without His permission. This is why the believer must put total trust in God and in God alone, allowing Him to reign in his personal life and world.
As you look at the chaos in this world and the troubles that is occurring, you may wonder about God’s sovereign reign upon this earth. You may wonder why things are allowed or not dealt with by God.
Never forget that God’s ways are above your ways and He uses every leader. God is still in absolute control of what looks like utter chaos upon this earth. In times of turmoil and trouble, God is still in control, reigning with full authority from His throne.
Allow God to reign in your own life and give Him praise that He does actually reign with full authority and power.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will allow God to reign in your life; that you will not fear leaders on this earth; that you will trust God’s leading in your life and this world; and that you will give God praise for His authority.