Whatever is going on in your life, if you look with eyes focused on the Lord, you will see that He is in control and you are not. That’s the message that came to me loud and clear on my drive to the office this morning. I was getting frustrated with several other drivers, and then a still small voice said, “You have no control over what anyone else does; your only control is how you choose to react and what you choose to focus on”. Thank you, Lord, for the reminder that frustrations in this temporary world are not worth my focus, only the Lord is worth my focus.
God is the creator and controller of the universe and all that is in it, whether animate or inanimate. Any use or disposition He chooses to make of any part of His creation is His sovereign right. God is accountable only to Himself. He reports to nobody. He is not required at any time to give to any person any explanation for anything He says or does. He is the superpower above all powers in every area of His creation
We do not expect to understand fully the purpose for our trials until our Lord calls us home to be with Him. But we do know that He loves us too much to harm us, and that He is far more concerned with our welfare than we are. God’s choices are always right. He is capable of carrying out any project to a successful conclusion without the possibility of fault or failure. Nothing in His universe happens by chance or accident. For every effect there is a cause. “In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of His glory.” (Ephesians 1:11-12). Yes, God is in control. So let us praise Him because He is in control of all of our circumstances. “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His.” (Daniel 2:20)