Skip to comments.DAY 173: GOD HAS EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL - Devotional
Posted on 02/18/2021 8:03:23 AM PST by metmom
The whole world is trembling right now over the outbreak of terror and calamities happening throughout the earth. Every day we wake up to learn of another disaster. Some observers say we are witnessing the beginnings of World War III. Non-believers are becoming convinced there are no solutions left, that everything is spinning into chaos because there is no “all-seeing governance.” But God’s people know differently. We know there is no reason to fear, because the Bible reminds us again and again the Lord has everything under control. Nothing happens in the world without his knowledge and governance.
The prophet Isaiah declares to the world, “Come near, you nations, to hear; and heed, you people! Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, the world and all things that come forth from it” (Isaiah 34:1). He’s saying, “Listen, nations, and give me your ear. I want to tell you something important about the Creator of the world.”
Isaiah states that when God’s indignation is aroused against nations and their armies, it is the Lord himself who delivers them to slaughter. “Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket, and are counted as the small dust on the scales…. All nations before Him are as nothing, and they are counted by Him less than nothing and worthless…. It is He [God] who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers…. To whom then will you liken Me?” (Isaiah 40:15, 17, 22, 25).
We are to know there is a map in heaven, a plan that our Father has outlined for the course of history. And he knows the end from the beginning. As this plan comes to fruition, I believe we are to ask ourselves this question: “Where is the Lord’s eye focused in all this?” God’s eye is not focused on the world’s tin-god dictators or their threats.
Scripture assures us these wild men’s bombs, armies and powers are as nothing to the Lord. He laughs at them as mere specks of dust, and soon he will blow them all away (see Isaiah 40:23-24).
Remember, you serve a God who has everything under control and you can trust him with all things.
Excellent post. He sure does. Pray, and keep praying. Many folks need to turn back to God. Now.
Thank you. Yes, complete control. We need to look and trust.
Something I heard the other day but never before thought of. If I heard him correctly, in the Greek the opposite of Faith is fear.
For we walk by Faith and not by sight. Even when we see society collapsing before our eyes. This should actually increase our Faith because we were warned these days would come to pass.
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
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