JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A explores the question, “What does the Sovereignty of God mean?”
One definition of the word “Sovereign” is “possessing supreme or ultimate power.”
The LORD identified Himself to Abraham as “God Almighty”. One of the implications of His supreme power is that nothing is too difficult for Him. He can do anything that is consistent with His character.
God’s Sovereignty can be a very comforting truth when our world seems to be falling apart. God’s Sovereignty assures us that He is on the throne and He is in control. He is working through history and the circumstances of our lives to reveal His glory. He is able to take what is meant for evil and overcome it with good. He is able to take our tears of sorrow and enable us to be a source of comfort for others. God’s Sovereignty teaches us that when we do not perceive His hand at work, we can still trust Him with our soul.
Psalm 46:10 is a picture of God’s Sovereignty: Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.”
In 2016, God is still on the throne in the Year of Exploration.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Psalm 46:10.
Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.
Psalm 46 is about looking to God in faith through circumstances that would normally melt hearts with fear.
There are references to earthquakes and tsunamis found here. Nations are in uproar. Kingdoms fall. Desolations are found on the earth.
The world suffers the consequences from humanity’s sin problem, and those consequences include disasters and armed conflict between nations. In the midst of such upheaval, God invites us to find hope and strength in the everlasting arms of God’s grace. That is where we find security for our soul. That is where we find peace in the eye of the storm. The world is not spinning out of His control. God is on the throne, and this will be clearly evident to everyone in the course of time.
Isaiah 30:15 says, “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.”
Depending on God in times of trouble is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.
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