I prayed; studied; voted. Those prayers weren't for McCain to win, or Obama to lose. The family prayers were for the right leaders to be picked in the election. I really do not understand how tonight's election results constitute the right leaders being picked.
But, as Job discovered, there's not much point in trying to get a complete explanation from God. I don't think it's because God is being secretive: I think it's because human beings don't have the capacity to understand. We're finite, God isn't.
I did a little digging, and came up with these thoughts:
- God is all-powerful, but his power is not arbitrary (271)
- Creation is being completed - it is "in a state of journeying" toward perfection, but isn't there yet (302)
- "...The sacred books powerfully affirm God's absolute sovereignty over the course of events: 'Our God is in the heavens; he does whatever he pleases.'..." (303")
God is large and in charge: and I have to assume He knows what He's doing.