“GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL”
Because there have been numerous acts of violence, and one natural disaster after another in recent months that have caused hundreds of injuries and many lost lives, it feels like our world is going out of control. Could it be that God could use such tragedies to shake us up, wake us up, and to remind us that we were not really in control in the first place?
God is in complete control of this world, and we need to fully reverence, trust, and love Him for it. God does allow man freedom and choices, and control over our individual eternal destiny. But there are many things over which we have absolutely no control. Many things we should leave in God’s powerful hands. This will give us the peace of mind that God intends for us in all circumstances. Some terrible things God allows to happen. However, He has given us assurance that for those who love Him, for those called ones according to His purpose, He will work all things together for good! (Romans 8:28).
We all need to remember that Jehovah God…
Created all things for His pleasure- Revelation 4:11
Is in heaven above and earth beneath- Joshua 2:11
Owns everything and everyone under heaven- Job 41:11
Reigns. Let the people tremble- Psalm 99:1
Ordains the ruling powers on earth- Romans 13:1
Rules in the kingdoms of men- Daniel 4:25
Shall reign forever and ever- Exodus 15:18
It is very good that our Sovereign Creator is in control. Pray. Thank Him for it. Pray for those who suffer. Ask for His protection. Then have unwavering faith in His will and under all circumstances lean on Him and trust in His everlasting wisdom and awesome power!