Where does Barack Obama fit into God's plan? Right in the middle of it.
"Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For . . . those that exist have been instituted by God."
Instituted. Tricky word. Tricky to type.
God voted for Barack Obama. God put him exactly where He would be most glorified.
But Christians have a hard time getting this. We think that just because the Republicans come down right on some issues (abortion, gay marriage) they come down right on all issues. When Bush was in office, anything questionable he did was defended by the religious right. They claim Bush started a war for completely altruistic reasons. They claim Obama wants to institute national healthcare to try to destroy our country.
We have two standards based on political preference. God doesn't have political preference.
God isn't concerned about the economy in the United States. He wasn't surprised last November.
His purposes aren't our purposes. His goals aren't our goals. They should be.
Would the religious right be cool with God if his plan was the destruction of America? Or maybe he wants to bring prosperity through a liberal government. I don't know. All I know is that "the kings heart is in the hand of the Lord" and we shouldn't worry that much about how things turn out. Because God will be glorified, no matter who is in office.