God Is Still in Control

A christian

It can be easy to feel like our lives are out of control, especially when faced with challenges and setbacks. It's natural to want to have control over our circumstances and to feel like we have some agency in shaping the course of our lives. But as believers, we can take comfort in the fact that God is still in control, no matter what may be happening in our world.

Scripture tells us that God is sovereign over all things. In Psalm 103:19, it says, "The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all." And in Ephesians 1:11, we see that God works everything according to the counsel of his will. This means that God is not only in control of the grand scheme of things, but also the minutiae of our lives.

But it's not just that God is in control, it's that he is also good and loving. In Romans 8:28, we see that "God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." And in Psalm 145:9, it says that "The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made." This means that even when things seem difficult or confusing, we can trust that God is working everything out for our good and his glory.

It's important to remember that God's control does not mean that he causes all the suffering and pain in the world. We live in a fallen world where sin and its consequences are present, and we have the free will to make choices that can bring about negative consequences. But even in the midst of suffering, God can bring about good and bring us hope and comfort.

One way that God demonstrates his control is through his faithfulness. In Lamentations 3:22-23, it says, "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." God's faithfulness means that he is always with us, no matter what we face, and that he will never abandon us.

Another way that God shows his control is through his provision. In Philippians 4:19, it says that "my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus." God is able to provide for us in ways that we could never imagine, and he is able to meet our needs in unexpected and miraculous ways.

In conclusion, it is reassuring to know that God is still in control, even when things seem chaotic or uncertain. We can trust in his sovereignty, goodness, faithfulness, and provision, and find hope and comfort in the fact that he is working everything out for our good.

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