In God We Trust and Rejoice

Under the dark cloud of hard times, inauguration day is coming up, and much of the nation seems to be putting all hope in our president-elect.

For example, Associated Press writer Errin Haines writes, “And while the ceremony itself will only last a few hours, the entire day offers a chance to reflect and rejoice in the moment.”

Obviously putting the first black president into office is an historic moment; I’ll give her that. But I personally just can’t see the need to rejoice in it.

Instead of reflecting on black history or rejoicing in the “inauguration moment” or putting our hope in one man, shouldn’t we instead rejoice in the Lord and reflect on all that He has done? Shouldn’t we put our hope in Him?

According to Revelation 22:13, God is the Author and Finisher of history. God is the Alpha and Omega, the First and Last, the Beginning and the End.

The Foundation for American Christian Education put together this list of Scriptures, which is an especially timely reminder of Whom we trust and why.

It is better to trust in the Lord, than to have confidence in man. Psalm 118:8

Romans 13:1: God establishes all government and authority.

Proverbs 21:1: God directs kings and rulers.

Daniel 2:21: God both places and disposes of all rulers and controls the times.

Acts 17:26: God determines national borders and the times set for nations.

Psalm 147:8, 15-18: God controls the weather.

Isaiah 45:7: God creates disaster and prosperity.

Proverbs 21:31: God determines the outcomes of wars.

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