“So the king did not listen to the people, for this turn of events was from the LORD, to fulfill the word the LORD had spoken to Jeroboam son of Nebat through Ahijah the Shilonite.” 1 Kings 12:15.
God was ruling from His throne and letting Rehoboam be himself all at the same time. It was a part of his plan. Even though Rehoboam ended up fleeing for his life, God was in control of it all.
I know that many reading this get upset by the politics of the day. We need to be reminded daily that God is in control. Certainly we do what we can to change things through “the system,” but ultimately, God is in charge. Leaders come and go, but God remains the same.
And that, my friends, is something to rejoice in.