Does God Know What He Is Doing?

Dr Pierre Coovert

God’s overriding purpose is not to be a servant of man, but to show forth His glory and His power. Many have been praying the the Supreme Court would overturn Obamacare. Why didn’t God answer this prayer the way we wanted it answered. I don’t pretend to answer for God, but one thing I do know is that Romans 8:28 is still in my Bible and God knows what He is doing.

I can see several possible reasons that God may have chosen to keep the dispute over health care alive. The first is that too many Christians think their hope is in our political leaders and our political system. Governments are God’s tools for accomplishing His purpose (Romans 13:1-6), but even though God has ordained human government, human government is not where we are to place our hope.

Governments always tend to grow more intrusive and more controlling. It is the nature of man to want to dominate others. Acts 20:29-30 tells us that there will come those who want to “draw away disciples after them.” I know that this is speaking about religious leaders and not government leaders but it is the sinful nature of man that causes them to want to dominate others.

Politicians draw disciples after them by promising things like Obamacare. Governments grow because people think government can take care of them better than God can. God may have let Obamacare stand to show us the foolishness of this.

The second possible reason is that conservatives tend to go to sleep after they win a victory. One of the differences between conservatives and liberals is that conservatives put most of their efforts into providing for their families while liberals put most of their efforts into their causes. Conservatives sacrifice to give their families more than they had. Liberals sacrifice for their pet cause even if it costs their families dearly.

Had the Supreme court overturned Obamacare the conservatives would have said, “We one that battle, now we can go back to providing for our families.” Liberals would have said, “We have to work harder to keep Obama as president and to take back the House of Representatives so we can put together another Obamacare that will stand.” If you doubt this just look at what happened when Hilarycare did not pass, the liberals just kept on trying until the succeeded.

God may have allowed the Supreme Court to rule the way it did to motivate conservatives. It may be God’s way of removing President Obama.

A third possible reason could be the bringing about of end-time prophecy. A world power that stands for individual freedom is a hindrance to a one-world government. God may have to bring down America to bring in the Tribulation.

Along with this God may be punishing America for turning its back on Him. Look how our politicians and judges have taken our Constitution’s principle that prohibits government interference in religious matters and changed it into a principle that uses government to forbid religious expression in the public realm. A nation that allows this deserves the judgment of God.

Two things I do know about this decision is that God is in control and He does know what He is doing even if it doesn’t make sense to us. We can only turn America around if we, as Christians, turn back to God. The solution to our nation’s problems cannot be found in the philosophies of men, even good men, because they are but men. The solution is in a return to God and to the principles of His Holy Word. The Bible is not a book of optional precepts that we can pick an choose. It is a book, that if followed in its totality, can change lives, families, and nations. The following verse still holds the only solution: II Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Copyright 2017 Pierre Coovert, All rights reserved

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