“Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.” — Romans 13:1 (NLT)

During these days of local lockdown and restrictions upon our freedom, all imposed upon us by local government, it is easy to want to rebel. We all crave freedom – freedom of movement, freedom of speech, and freedom from oppression. And we feel that freedom is being restricted.

But the Bible is very clear – we must submit to authority – whether we agree with what they are imposing upon us, or not.

May we pray, that we have the humility to submit, whether we want to or not; that we have the grace to forgive, when we feel that our authorities are wrong; and that we have Your peace, so we can accept the situation, yet remain hopeful for our future – because You are in control. We ask this in the name of your precious Son, Jesus; Amen.

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