“Consider the work of God; For who can make straight what He has made crooked? In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider; Surely God has appointed the one as well as the other, so that man finds out nothing that will come after him.”
“In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider; Surely God has appointed the one as well as the other…”
If there is one thing I have come to understand this year, it is that of God’s Sovereignty.
According to Webster, sovereign is “One that exercises supreme authority unlimited in extent; absolute; the most exalted kind; supreme.”
Wow! God has supreme authority over not only the entire Creation, but more importantly, over my life. I am learning that I can trust in this knowledge. I find security and rest in these words – not always, mind you – but, more and more. I am learning deep in my soul that the Lord my God really is in control.
It is no newsflash that we are living in perilous times. I know so many people who are unemployed, sick, frightened…unsure of tomorrow.
But, when you know the One who holds your tomorrows , and understand His sovereign authority OVER tomorrow, there is peace, there is assurance. When you realize that nothing is going to come your way without passing the throne of your God first, then fear is dispelled.
I believe God has allowed these difficult days so that the Church will wake up and choose this day who we will serve. I personally don’t believe this is punishment from the wrath of God – not yet anyway. I think He is giving us a glimpse of our world without Him. I believe He is using this opportunity to teach us that He, and He alone, is our source.
Maybe this sounds a little disturbing, but I challenge you to see it as an opportunity to awaken your spirit to know the Lord God more, to take hold of the height and depth and width of His love for you.
And His power! Oh my goodness, the power of the Lord to give His children favor, deliverance, miraculous provision…
Yes, His Sovereignty is remarkable.
His Sovereignty is powerful.
And His Sovereignty is comforting.
“And because you are sons (and daughters), God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!'”
“Abba, Father” translates “Daddy God”.
Your Sovereign God is also your Daddy God.
And we all know that our Daddy can do anything.
Abba Father, we love You. Teach us to understand Your sovereignty – Your supreme authority and how that pertains to us. This is something we should take great comfort in. Lord, open our eyes that we should see the lovingkindness found in Your authority – that You are not a taskmaster lording over His subjects. No! You are Daddy God, Creator of the heavens and the earth. Nothing occurs without Your knowledge. You have appointed the day of prosperity right along with the day of adversity because You have eternal purposes in everything that affects Your children. Prepare our hearts to receive Your Word. Thank You Father.