Living in a non-royal country, we don’t often think about the term Sovereign. In England, the Queen is the Sovereign: the monarch, the supreme ruler (well, in theory anyway). But what does that tell us about God and His being Sovereign?
For some, this is a fearful thing. It means that God can do whatever He wants, and they feel at His mercy. If He were a ruler like human rulers, it WOULD be frightening for everyone! But Jehovah is not a man with a power-hungry agenda. Our Great I AM is love, incarnate. He is a ruler with all knowledge and lives outside of time. He knows the end from the beginning, He knows the depths of our hearts and He has a final plan for it all – and for us.
For me, the most important thing about God’s sovereignty is that He is trustworthy . <–tweet this
- I can trust that He has it all under control.
When I feel like my life is falling apart, when I’M falling apart, He is always totally in control. And He has my life in His hands. But this power, this authority, this sovereignty is in the character of love, in the heart of compassion, grace and mercy.
- I can trust God with my children (NOT an easy thing for a mom to do).
He knew from the beginning who I was, the mistakes and messes I would make as a mom, yet in His sovereignty He gave ME to my children as a mom. It was part of His plan for THEIR lives as well as mine. Part of what He planned to do in their lives to transform them into the image of His Son, and His goal was to use me (and all my foibles) to be a part of that transformation.
- I can trust that He is changing me to be more like Jesus every day.
He justified me (made me righteous) by the atoning work of the blood of Jesus – and that is magnificent and enough to shout HALLELUJAH! But He goes beyond that. He works daily in my life, through the power of the Word and His Spirit, to convict, instruct, deliver, and transform me. Like a caterpillar metamorphosing into a butterfly, the changes often go unseen, beneath the surface, but they are all part of His sovereign plan!
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable. Is 40:28
He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords… 1Tim :151
And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Rev 19:16
This sovereign ruler we follow is the Wonderful Magnificent Lord of the universe – the King of Kings. And I am so thankful for having a sovereign Lord who is trustworthy, faithful and true.
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