Friday, April 8, 2011

God is in Control

Budget cuts. TsunamisFilibusters
Military strikes.  World protests.
Economic crisis. Party disagreements. Nuclear fallout.  Rebel fighting. Government shutdowns. 

It's enough to make anyone crazy and depressed just listening to the news these days. As questions about world events loom, I rest in the sovereignty and omniscience of my God. He isn't surprised by any of today's events. He is not scrambling to figure out what the heck is going on in the world. Instead, 

"God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne." 
~Psalm 47:8

"The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all."
~Psalm 103:19

He is unchanging in a forever-changing world. He is still enthroned in all majesty and honor; He is still ruling justly and rightly from His throne. He is just as holy as He was before all the craziness, and He will be just as holy when things get worse (because prepared or not, it will get worse). I can also take comfort in knowing that nothing happens outside of His authority. He is God over all men and all rulers of the world.

"For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God."
~Romans 13:1

I may not like the decisions of our leaders or other leaders around the world. But it is so comforting to know that they only have "power" because God wills it. So I have nothing to worry about. God's got it all under control.

That's not to say that people are not hurting because of current world events. And that's not to say that God is just sitting back watching everything unfold without caring or intervening. He is active and living and breathing and real. He is accomplishing His perfect and sovereign purposes in the midst of it all. There is something bigger going on than whether or not I am going to receive my tax refund soon. He wants us as Christ-followers to be active and living and breathing and real. He wants us to be diligent in the work He has called us to. To love the people around us. To share the Gospel. To introduce them to Jesus. So that He can be glorified and receive all the praise and honor due His name.


1 comment:

  1. I am reading your blog posts. Sorry I haven't been commenting though. Isn't it funny how often we are reminded that God is in control. You'd think we'd get the message and not be surprised when crazy things happen and we have to turn to Him for comfort. It's an ever constant lesson that I have to work through. "Don't worry. God is in control. Don't stress. Be still.... etc." Yet still, I find myself relearning the lesson over and over again. Well, not so much relearning the lesson as being reminded of how sovereign He is. Not that God is causing the bad things, but just that I am in His hands and His name will be glorified. It is comforting to know that in the end everything will be made right and just. :) I may be rambling, but I'm sure you are used to that aspect of my personality by now. hehe