Why is there so much evil in the world? Why is the Christian life so hard? Is God in control? Do you ask yourself these questions, and search many Christian blogs, looking for the answers to these questions? Searching for ways to dispel your own inner war, wondering, contemplating if God is in control.
When bad things happen, it causes many people to question if God is in control. We see the wicked prospering; darkness is upon the land, and the world seems to be spinning out of control. We struggle to make sense of it all.
But God is indeed in control. His name means omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. God has always been in control, and if he was in control in the days of old, then he is still in control now nothing has changed. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. God is sovereign and rules over all, but some refuse to acknowledge his existence or power. But if God is not in control, who is? Things just don’t happen by chance or luck; everything unfolds in God’s divine timing and order.
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”Genesis 1:1 KJV
A life of purpose shows God is in control
A runaway train, a car speeding down the runway without any brake, heading for destruction, and no way to regain control. Is this your life? Speedy Gonzales, Roadrunner? I certainly hope not.
You might be struggling with fear, depression, anxiety, and discouragement but learn to move past them and trust in the truth that your God is in control. Your life is in God’s hands, and you are on this earth for a purpose. Nothing will harm you. Satan had to get God’s permission to touch Job.
“And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So, Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.” Job 1:12
God is always in control
Our God is in control of the past, present, and future. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Yet he allows us freedom of choice. Every day we choose how we want to live our lives. Whether we live for Christ or the devil, we have to live with the consequences.
Mostly it’s during times of great despair and uncertainty, that we come to realize the incredible sense of power, strength, and confidence that begins to rise within our hearts, and reassure ourselves that God is in control.
“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”John 1:3 KJV
The great creator who created the galaxies, the vast expanse of the universe, and everything in it. Everything has its place and season. All were created for his purpose, and his glory.
Acknowledge that God is in control
Sometimes our lives do not go the way we planned. We know what we want, and so desperately use our own efforts and ambitions to get to our goal, but we are frustrated when faced with the unpredictable uncertainties of life. Sometimes, we like to think that we are in control, but so many things usually catch us by surprise.
We are human, and cannot do things in our own effort. We are not God; we are his children and we must learn to depend and wait on him. I know it is easy to get frustrated when we don’t see things changing to our liking. We feel out of control and wish otherwise, but the truth is only God is in control.
“There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.”Proverbs 19:21 KJV
Life is all about making decisions and the right choices, and It’s good to plan for the future, but all our plans should be governed by God’s commandments and the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Failure to see that God is in control
We all have an idea in our heads of what God called us to be. Some people give up along the way, because they tried in their own strength to fulfill that destiny but failed. In other words, they did it their way. But God is the best way. Like Joseph who had the dream of his brothers bowing down to him. He believed that one day he would be in authority, it was just a matter of time. He had to wait on the God that was in control of his destiny. So do we.
Our God is always in control. We might see him working on our right side but when it seems all hell is breaking loose on the left, he is right there holding us up. He is always there, even in our darkness, suffering, and trials, he is ever-present.
The flesh wants to take control
The flesh always wants to be in control. It can be satisfied to a point of fullness and then back to the level of emptiness. If it doesn’t get what it wants, it can become boisterous and fight dirty. The flesh in its weakness needs control to feel strong and make itself feel powerful, but the flesh must bow to the spirit.
God is in control of everything he created
We need to have a holy fear of the might and power of our God. He is the strong one who rules and governs over everything that he created.
“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”John 1:3 KJV
Our God is not only a creator but a sustainer, he didn’t just make the heaven and the earth and left them to tend to themselves. He is the orchestrator, caretaker, and protector. We are his most prized creation and he cares about us, even the smallest aspects of our lives. Not one sparrow falls without him knowing, and even the hairs on our heads are numbered. Our God cares and he is still in control. He is very much in control and rules over the affairs of man.
“As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.”Psalms 125:2 KJV
We might not realize that God is at work in our lives, because we do not see things happening the way we expect them to happen, but God just need us to have faith in him. We should trust him to fulfill his plans and the purpose that he has for us. It doesn’t matter what we think or feel. We might be caught up in our own feelings that we do not see that God is indeed at work in our lives.
The path to redemption shows God is in control
God created a perfect world. Sin entered because of Adam, but sin could not take control. God devised a plan to save mankind from the punishment of sin, and death. Death and hell are the fate that sin issued to us, but God wouldn’t allow sin to triumph, so he sent Jesus his only begotten son to die for the sins of mankind. Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, we can all have everlasting life.
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;” Ephesians 1:7 KJV
Nothing is too hard for God
God is a protector, provider, and sustainer. He was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fire, and he will be the fourth man in your fire as well. Whatever storm or fire you are facing in your life; he is willing to help you. You just need to reach out to him in faith. Because there is nothing that our God can’t do. He is the master of it all, the all-powerful, mighty, marvelous God, who created this world from nothing. He spoke into the darkness and created the light. The Lord created the sun, moon, and stars. How awesome he is.
Call upon his name. If you are facing a seemingly impossible situation, call him. He will hear and answer your prayer.
“And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”Isaiah 65:24 KJV
Believe the words in the Bible
God Showed Pharoah
We all know the story of Moses and Pharaoh. How God called Moses to go to Egypt to tell Pharaoh to release the children of Israel from bondage and slavery. Pharoah was resilient and refused to let them go. Pharaoh tried to stop the will of God, until God had to send ten plagues on Egypt. He finally let them go. But even after seeing the hand of God at work, he went after them to bring them back to Egypt. To make a long story short. God opened up the red sea and allow the children of Israel to pass through on dry land. Then he closed up the sea and swallowed up the Egyptians.
“And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.” “But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.”Exodus 14:28-29 KJV
God’s ability to lead
God freed the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage and led them through the wilderness to the promised land. God was in control every step of the way. Through every trial and every storm that they faced, he was always there and he supplied their needs.
“And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:”Exodus 13:21 KJV
God’s ability to sustain
God has promised to supply our needs according to his riches in glory through Christ Jesus. He commanded us not to fear, but to trust and take him at his words. His words are his bond and he holds them in high esteem above everything else.
“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”Numbers 23:19 KJV
We should not fear but trust the mighty God who will never leave nor forsake us.
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”Isaiah 41:10 KJV
“The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.”Psalms 103:19 KJV
It’s all working together
Our God is sovereign and reigns over all. He is in control of everyone and everything in the universe. He cares about everything we do and wants to be involved in our lives. It doesn’t matter what we are facing, little or big challenges. He is ready to envelop us in his mighty, powerful outstretched arms. He doesn’t want us to lack anything. After all, he promised to supply our every need, and he is willing and able to do so, far beyond our dreams and expectations.
Because we know that God is in control, we must trust that he is working everything out for our good and his glory, just as he said in his word. Our faith might waiver when we face great trials, and it seems like it’s more than we can bear. We tend to doubt God and wonder if he is indeed in control. Just know that he is.
Prayer for God to take control
Father, I come in Jesus’s name. Lord, I know you reign and rule over all I see. Father, please help me to stand still and know that you are sovereign over all. Help me to know that nothing happens without your knowledge ,and that you are working everything out for my good and your glory. Father, please help me to acknowledge you in everything that I do. Lord, please help me to know that you love me and care about every aspect of my life. Father from today I let go and ask you to take full control of my life and everything that concerns me. Lord let me experience total peace and rest from all the struggles and cares of this world. Father, please settle me on every side and give me all round rest. Thank you, father, for answering my prayers. In Jesus’ name. Amen.