In this current society, as well as the society as it existed when Hannah voiced her song, there is always a debate about the limits of big government. Hannah’s song answers this question for us. It doesn’t matter who is ruling us in our government positions, the Lord is the true ruler; salvation is from Him, and God’s concern is often for the poor, the people at the “bottom of the heap”. Hannah’s prayer helps us to not expect all from a government. All governments are established by God (Romans 13:1-7). Ideally, governments should seek justice for all. But in the end, ones trust must not rest in the power of a centralized control, but in the power of God’s justice, mercy, and salvation.
If we keep our relationship with God where it should be, nothing else matters.