|"If God maintains sun and planets in bright and ordered beauty, he can keep us."|
After this election season, I know many people have a certain trepidation regarding the next four years.
What will happen?
Will the debt the U.S. acquired ruin the economy?
What about our children? How will they be affected by this debt?
What about our Constitutional rights?
Many questions. Much fear.
But one thing that has gotten me through the little panic attacks I’ve experienced since the night of November 6, 2012, is this:
God is in Control
Yep. Our God, the One True God, is in control over everything.
We can find rest in this. We can have peace.
I asked my dear friend and mentor, Ingrid, if she would share on my blog about a time when she knew God was in control over everything.
Here’s what she shared…
"I don’t ever feel that I have everything under control but I do take things for granted and then I realize how in an instant God can change my comfortable state and make me aware that He is lovingly in control. When this happens, He is checking if I still love and trust Him in spite of the situation. So much of what happens in life is a test.
I would like to relay an incident where God was in complete control and He supplied everything I needed to carry me through.
Six years ago I came home from work and found my husband dead of a heart attack. As shocking as it was, God provided some special memories to ease the pain...
The morning of that day my husband woke up early (that doesn't usually happen) and he kissed me and told me he loved me. This was his day off so I called him at lunch and God gave me a chance to talk to him. When I came home and found him I called my friends and before I knew it my house was filled with people who cared.
God even spoke comfort to me through the days’ message on my calendar. Amazingly it said, “Those we love are with the Lord and the Lord has promised to be with us. If they are with Him and He is with us, they can’t be far away.”
During those next few days, God gave me a strength that I did not know that I had. In Psalm 46:1 it says that God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in time of trouble. In Isaiah 46:10 it tells us not to fear because He is with us.
God took an out of control day and brought me peace."
How amazing is that?
We can read in Ingrid’s story just how near our God is to His children. We can read just how personal our God is.
He spoke to Ingrid in ways she could understand.
She knows her God is in control of everything because He has shown her this time and time again.
Praise Him, indeed.
So, as we move on from this election season to the next, we can rest assured that our God is sovereign.
Nothing surprises Him.
Nothing on this earth will prevail against Him.
All things are in His control.
Our God is sovereign.
And He is still on the throne.