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Day 2 Devotion

Acknowledging the Authority of God

4 I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: Ah, Lord—the great and awe-inspiring God who keeps His gracious covenant with those who love Him and keep His commands—

As we approach Election Day on November 6, we are asked to choose between two parties. In recent months, there have been several debates between these two candidates vying for the office of President of the United States of America. And through the emergence of the social media, such as Facebook, it is very obvious who people desire to see in office. I think it is funny that most of these people (a year or two ago) did not like either candidate. I guess we are at the stage where we are choosing between the lesser of two evils. 

In 2008, when Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States, many put all their hopes and dreams on this one man whom they considered the answer to all of America’s problems. Four years later, those same people are now angry because they feel like Obama has let them down, and they are now expressing their desire to see him out of office.

We live in a country where we have the “right” to cast our vote for the person we wish to see elected. And our vote carries with it our hopes. As we are reminded on a daily basis, when we lay our expectations on man, we will always be let down. But when we lay our expectations on God, God will always come through.

In Daniel 4:32, God reminds that He alone is the ruler over all of mankind, and He bestows any and all rulership to whomever He wishes. Once we recognize God’s authority and realize that it is God and God alone in whom we should rest our hope, we can then rest assured that God is in control, and He will never let us down.