God is Sovereign

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Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him. Psalm 115:3 NIV

Small children are a pleasure to watch; they know what they want and that is what they will do, Two year old children will turn away if you offer something that they don’t want to eat. If you try to offer that same thing again, they will tell you, “No!” They are not about to eat something they don’t like to make you happy. At two years old they will do what pleases them.

One of the most difficult concepts to grasp is that God is sovereign. Sovereign means that God has the absolute right to do all things according to His own pleasure.  When God works and His actions align with our desires, then He is great. But what about those times when God allows us to go through some extremely painful experiences? Can we say, “Yes, He is great?” I remember an experience I had some years ago when I had to deal with a really sad situation involving loss of life. I had difficulty accepting the loss.

I was constantly asking God why. Isaiah 46:10 says, “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.” I had to come to terms with that. God has the power to do as He wishes. Eventually, I had to accept that His purpose would stand. But, even when the situations feel unbearable, God’s purpose for our lives will stand. Our responsibility is to submit to His will.

There is another side of God doing as He pleases; He blesses whomever He chooses. People believe that God would favor this person but not the next; but the least likely person people expect God to bless and grant favor, at times, that’s the person He chooses. 1 Chronicles 29:12 says, “Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.” When you can’t seem to understand what is happening around you remember, God’s purpose will stand; He can do what He wishes.

Thought for Today: Friend, God’s purpose will prevail.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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