Sunday, February 10, 2013

Prattville Dragoons Chaplain’s Column: God’s Sovereignty

Ephesians 1:11
Some people question whether the Lord is truly in control. They learn about tragedies in the world and wonder if perhaps God isn’t powerful enough to overcome all evil. Or they encounter what seems like an insurmountable obstacle in their own life and come to the conclusion, Maybe His power is limited. One could also come to this conclusion when we consider all the evil in the world today.
            Even though we do not understand everything that happens in this life now, we know from reading the scripture that God has ultimate authority: “The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all” (Ps. 103:19).
            Let’s consider the far-reaching implications of these words. God has complete control in all the universe—He reigns over everything and everyone, and His power is greater than any other so-called strength or power. The terms omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient are frequently used to describe Him. Simply to put it another way our God is all-powerful, His existence is everywhere, and He is all-knowing. This means there is nothing beyond His knowledge or His ability to direct and manage. Our  limitless, unfathomable God, who is unhindered and fully in control, chooses to adopt us as His children. As we begin to understand this truth, the peace and rest He gives should flood our souls.
            When we realize that nothing happens apart from His awareness, direction, and loving purpose, it gets easier to lay aside all worry and fear and truly experience His peace. Then stay in touch with His direction and purpose He has for each of our lives. Listen for His still small voice for direction to stay in His will.
            Please remember to pray for our leadership elected for the coming year and remember those on our prayer list.

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