Well, the run-off elections are underway—early voting has been going on for the past week and today is the last day to vote. By late tonight, Arkansans will most likely know the results of several hard-fought primary races, including the high-profile U.S. Senate race between Sen. Blanche Lincoln and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter. Whichever Democrat wins today will go on to face the Republican nominee, Congressman John Boozman, in November.
Regardless of the outcome of this race, other important races across the state, or the many races all over the country, I think it’s important that we take a step back and remember who is really in control. It’s very easy for people—with those in politics being no exception—to get so “caught up” that they forget about God’s sovereignty over every situation.
Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
Basically, whatever purpose God has called you to, you can have peace knowing that “in all things” God is working out His ultimate will, and it’s for our good—to prosper us and not to harm us (Jeremiah 29:11).
God is working out every situation for our benefit. This truth should compel you to continue working hard where God has placed you and to rejoice in His sovereignty.
Remember: God is ultimately the One in control of all human affairs. As long as you are allowing yourself to be used by Him in whatever role He’s placed you, and you keep in mind that He has a much bigger plan ahead that we just can’t see yet, it’s much easier to remain empowered to stand strong for God’s Truth without fear.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.