Who Chooses the Final Outcome?

Aletha HinthornWhen the people in Nazareth drove Jesus out of their town to a hill intending to push him off a cliff, Jesus allowed them to drive him to the edge. Then He simply slipped through the crowd and left. Jesus never lost control of the situation. He was always the One who chose the final outcome.

What a good word for us! It may seem that Satan has gained control of situations in our lives, but "The Lord sits enthroned over the flood" (Ps. 29:10).

The Psalmist said, "All thy waves and thy billows are gone over me" (Psalm 42:7 KJV), but he acknowledged that they were God's waves and billows! He acknowledged God, and so was not overcome by the circumstances.

To acknowledge God in all our ways is to believe that He is there, not in a passive way, but actively involved in every detail. We see Him as allowing our current situation because He has a higher purpose. We call all the waves and billows His!

Father, when I acknowledge You in every detail, I find I have confidence to believe that You direct my path.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:5-6).