First off, what does it mean to be Sovereign? Basically, God is in control of all things, this does not mean God forces people under His will, infringing on their free will. God can use people for His will, in a positive way (those who will allow Him to use the for good) and in a negative way (those who fight God and His will). For example Pharaoh, who was used to show the power and glory of God to the world. Pharaoh, in no way wanted to be used by God, but God used Him anyway, because God knew how Pharaoh would respond to Moses and letting the children of God go. Daniel, however I think is the greatest example for us today. We all know that the Government, “just shut down” (whatever that means) until the can all agree or at least agree to disagree. As Christians, how does this effect our lives, well it doesn’t, now it may have a great impact on the physical aspect of our life, but really that is not our worry or problem. Do we trust, that if we are faithful to God, He is going to see us through? God does not promise the easiest life here on this earth, but He does promise us a home in heaven. Honestly America, could be taken into Captivity as were the children of Israel and we could still be Christians (it would most likely, make us stronger Christians or cause some to jump ship) and live our lives to God. Daniel, did. He did not protest being taught the Babylonian language and culture, He did not protest being under a new king, but only when the law of man and God’s law conflicted, he found ways to appease both parties and when both could not be appeased, he obeyed God rather than man. We get so caught up in politics and getting worried about what the government is going to do or not d,o and we forget who is really in control, God is. For the one who has obeyed God’s commands and given his life over to God, we do not fear the physical, even death, because we have so much to look forward to in death, I say, bring it on. Let’s put our trust in faith back in God and as a good soldier of Christ, stay out of the affairs of everyday life (2 Timothy 2:3-4).
“But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:33-34)
“Every person is to be subjection to the government authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.” (Romans 13:1)