Key Verse: Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish. Isaiah 46:10
The sovereignty of God is possibly one of the most comforting facts we can take from the Scripture. He is sovereign and is always in control. It’s not us. It’s not any part of creation, King or Ruler. It’s certainly not up to Satan or any evil power, and it all rests in God’s control. God states in Isaiah 45:6-7, “so all the world from east to west will know there is no other God. I am the Lord, and there is no other. I create the light and make the darkness. I send good times and bad times. I, the Lord, am the one who does these things.” Whether we choose to accept Him or not, Jesus is the King of Kings and Ruler of rulers, a supreme sovereign over all.
His sovereignty is so great that we are asked to trust and act according to his will at all times. Yet, as believers, our faith can be put to the test in times of Global conflicts, natural disaster, or personal affliction. Sickness, suffering, and sorrow all cause us at times to doubt that God is in control. It is in these time you must obey Proverbs 3:5 and “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.” For as Isaiah 55:8 reminds us, “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.”
Joseph’s words in Genesis 50:20 are of great comfort to us. “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.” While suffering is never good in and of itself, God often uses the bad things that happen to bring about his good purposes. God’s sovereignty means He was able to take the greatest evil, murdering the Son of God and use it for the greatest good, the gift of salvation.
Whatever people or even Satan plan against you today, take comfort. God is in control and works out everything to its proper end (Proverbs 16:4).