When the people in Nazareth drove Jesus out of their town 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" (Ps. 42:8), but he knew 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 controlling every situation. We see Him as allowing our disappointments because He has a higher purpose. We call all the waves and billows His!
I like these lines from "Be Still, My Soul:"
Be still, my soul, the waves and winds still know...
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.
God is sovereign, so we can trust Him no matter what happens. He controls every detail. Nothing stands in His way.
Thank You, Lord, that You see and can control every storm that threatens us.
"You are the ruler of all things" (1 Chronicles 29:12).
"Ah sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you...O great and powerful God whose name is the Lord Almighty. Great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds" (Jeremiah 32:17, 19).
Please pray for the Come to the Fire council that meets Tuesday through Thursday this week. Please join with us as we seek to know God's will regarding some important decisions.