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Weekly devotional - God is still in control
“Can you search out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than heaven—what can you do? Deeper than Sheol—what can you know? Their measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea. (Job 11:7-9)
Has your life been touched by circumstances that you cannot simply understand? Do you have questions that defy easy answers? Are you troubled by all that is happening in the world, in these times of COVID-19, unemployment, personal anxiety, or situations that seem unfair, even tragic?
God has a plan for our world and for our lives. He does not do things by accident. God is willful and intentional, but we cannot always understand His purposes. Why? Because we are mortal beings with limited understanding. And although we cannot fully comprehend the will of God, we should always trust the will of God.
The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness. The world and those who dwell therein. (Psalm 24:1)
If so, it’s time to turn your questions, your doubts, your fears, and your worries over to God. And it’s time to leave them there.
God is sovereign. He rules over His creation, and He does not have to explain Himself in ways that we mortals can easily understand. Yet, God remains God, and we must trust him – always and in all ways.
For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. (1 Corinthians 13:12)
One of the marks of spiritual maturity is the quiet confidence that God is in control, without the need to understand why He does what he does.
Dearest heavenly Father, Today, Lord remind me that you are always in control and that you always keep your promises. Father, you have promised to never leave us or forsake me. I believe that. You have said that you have dominion over all the earth. Even though we know you are the most sovereign God, we sometimes doubt your omnipotent power. Yet in everything, I give thanks, not because of the situation but because of the one who directs and rules over it. You are worthy of our praise every moment of every day. We pray for your continued reign over our lives, in the name of the Christ, our Savior, Jesus, Amen.