God is sovereign. He reigns on the just and the unjust. He is free! Free to do whatever he wants to do, whenever he wants to do it, however he wants to do it. His ways are not our ways neither His thoughts our thoughts. I know… confusing; yet comforting. He is omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing), and omnipresent (present everywhere at the same time).
To be sovereign means that He sees the end as clearly as the beginning. He never has had or ever will have a match or rival on earth or in heaven. He entertains no fears, possesses no ignorance, and has no needs. Our God has never experienced frustrations, limitations or restrictions. He always knows what’s best and never makes a mistake. He is invincible, immutable, and self-sufficient. His judgments are unsearchable, his ways unfathomable and his will unchangeable. He will bring everything together into a perfect conclusion and not just close His eyes and hope for the best.
His sovereignty is very clearly displayed in the life of Joseph, The Dreamer. After Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery and forgotten all about him, Joseph rises to the highest rank in the Egyptian government. God orchestrates a family reunion to beat all. As Joseph makes himself known to his brothers he encapsulates the sovereignty of God in these words, “Even though you planned evil against me, God planned good to come out of it.”
So whether is Herod or Hillary, Pharoah or Palin, Onesimus or Obama. God is sovereign! Accepting God’s sovereignty ultimately frees you from worry and anxiety. You will also find that pride will dissipate and you will be absolved from having to explain why.
Father, it is good for me to be reminded that this world does not revolve around me. This plan that you are unfolding doesn’t unfold to make me happy neither to make things easy for me. You are the creator of all things and by your grace you have given us life. Help me to accept your sovereignty today as I pray not my will but thine be done. In Jesus name, Amen.
Gen.1:31; Ex.10:1-2; Dt. 32-39; 1Sam.2:6-7; 2Chron.20:6; Ps.66:4; John 12:32; Acts 17:22-31