This past week God has overwhelmed me with the fact that he is in control. In the mornings I am reminded that God kept me breathing during the night and that as I get up he is sustaining my feeble body. During the afternoon when I am talking with students I am reminded that God created voices so we could communicate with one another. In the evenings and I am leading worship for students I remember that God has given me a voice to sing and praise him with. It is a simple thing to say that God is powerful and in control but it is a completely different thing to actually believe that and live like it is true.
So what does it mean to live a life that displays that God is in control of your life? Your life should be marked with humility and obedience. God has been teaching me how to be more humble. As a human it is easy to let my sin nature tempt me to be prideful, to think that my way and my ideas are better than God’s. As a Christian, however, the Holy Spirit is alive and active in my heart guiding me to remember that since the blood of Jesus has washed me I am a new creation. I no longer have to bow to the weight of sin; instead I am free to bow before throne of Christ. That is the most incredible gift I have ever received and accepted. I cannot ignore that in order for me to be saved, God had to orchestrate everything that has happened leading up to my life. He had to create the world, the people, send his son to die to atone for sin, I had to be born, I had to hear the gospel, and I had to believe it. Those are only the basics of how I came to salvation but those facts alone reveal to me the incredible power of God. If I knew nothing else about God that would be enough information for me to believe that he has the ability to be in control.
So as I continue on in my walk with the Lord I continue to learn to trust that God is in control of everything. I read this encouragement in the Psalms this past week.
O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high I cannot attain it. Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee form your presence?
God knows everything about me and he is with me. He goes before me, behind me, and he is the one who saves. Praise God! He is sovereign. He is God.