The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD;
he turns it wherever he will. (Proverbs 21:1)
My name is Hexon Maldonado, and I’m a news junkie. Always have been. It started when I was in fifth grade and asked my mother what the difference was between Republicans and Democrats. She said basically Republicans were for rich people and Democrats were for poor people. However, something about that answer seemed overly simplistic to that eleven-year-old mind. So, I wrote a letter to the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee, asking each what they believed and what they stood for. To my surprise, they each wrote me back and sent me copies of their platforms. I still remember lying in bed pouring over them carefully in order to understand what they each believed and where I might line up. Long story short, I remember being the only kid in middle school who would carry a newspaper to school and read it during lunch, and who could name all nine justices on the Supreme Court, the President, Vice President, his chief of staff, the Secretary of State, and the Speaker of the House. All this is to say, I’m not as into politics as I once was. The older I get, the more disillusioned I become. There was a time when I was once becoming very discouraged by the direction of our nation. But now I find much comfort in Proverbs 21:1. Because at the end of the day, God is in sovereign control of our nation. The collective will of our national leaders “is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.” So now, instead of calling my congressman every other week to give him an earful as I once did, I go to God and offer my petitions to him—God is the power behind the power.
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