Who is in Charge Anyway? What Does The Bible Say About This?
Who is in charge anyway?
Does it seem like your life is just one set of observing, wondering eyes in the vast unintelligible series of events that occur in this world? Who can make sense out of it? We look out there and know that the things we see in the news, on the radio and over the Internet are just not right. The world seems to be out of control. Some say that our world leaders are in control. Some say there is a vast conspiracy underway to alter events to accommodate personal gain. Others simply observe the seemingly chaotic set of world events and say it is too difficult to even conceive that there is anybody in charge.
As crazy as things seem to appear, the God of the Bible tells us that He is in charge. One wonders if that is so why is He not fixing the situation? Is He in charge of world events? How do we know? Let’s look at a few verses in the Scripture to see what He has to say about this issue.
Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times [the things] that are not [yet] done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
Why do the nations rage, And the peoples meditate a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against Jehovah, and against his anointed, [saying],
Let us break their bonds asunder, And cast away their cords from us.
He that sitteth in the heavens will laugh: The Lord will have them in derision.
Then will he speak unto them in his wrath, And vex them in his sore displeasure:
For it is written, [As] I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.