Psalm 33: Who’s In Charge

Read Psalm 33:1-22

Who’s In Charge

The LORD foils the plans of the nations;
he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.
(Psalm 33:10-11)

Last night was a big night. It was our new president, Barack Obama’s first prime-time press conference. The main subject of his public address was the worsening national economy—an alarming upswing in unemployment, home foreclosures, bank failures and a host of other bleak economic indicators.

The president knew that a lot was riding on his ability to go directly to the American people and convince them that his plan to bailout our economy must be supported, and if it wasn’t, the damage done would be irreparable. Agree or disagree with him, one thing you’ve got to give him, he is a gifted communicator with a sharp intellect and a charismatic personality.

But he’s not really in charge—no president really is. And we mustn’t forget that! God is in charge. Economies, presidents and even nations come and go, but, as David says, “the plans of the Lord stand firm forever!”

Sure, poor economies affect our day-to-day lives; so do bad presidents and rotten nations. But just remember, they will come and go. It’s the “purposes of God’s heart” that transcend the current state of affairs in our world.

So today, as you consider the aftermath of the president’s speech and the debate going on in Washington as to how our problems can be solved, pray for our leaders—they really need our help. Actually, they really need God’s help. But at the end of the day, I would suggest that you throw your lot with God—because he’s really the One in charge.

And he always will be!

“Fear is faith in Satan; Faith is fearing God.”

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2 thoughts on “Psalm 33: Who’s In Charge

  1. Great posting today. I especially like your end quote, "Fear is faith in Satan; Faith is fearing God.” Gavin Newsom was on campus the other day to start his unofficial run for candidacy for Governor… talk about scary. But I guess I can pray for him too 🙂

  2. This is a comment for Psalm34, which I'm not able to comment on yet. If I don't do it now on Psalm 33, I'll most likely not do it. I was listening to Jim Cymbala today on one of his CD's I have and he was talking about the EXACT same passage as you wrote today, David going mad and going to the enemy instead of God. Too funny! Just had to share the "God-incidence"! …….Hi Danielle!