This next Name of the LORD designates God as the sovereign ruler of all the universe.
In pondering about God – Who IS Sovereign — it brought to mind a prayer request received in early December about a lovely young High School girl who had been in a terrible auto accident with two friends. Daily her dear mom updated MANY as to the current condition of her lovely daughter, for the purpose of prayer and encouragement. She would give details of the accident and how the miraculous hand of GOD was upon and with these girls. Every day I was so uplifted and in awe (in the midst of the trial this family was/is facing) of the family’s faith, and testimony of how God was working.
Today, going back and re -reading the first journal entries made me think immediately about the Sovereignty of The Most High.
Isaiah 46:9: “Remember the former things long past, for I AM God, and there is no other; I Am God and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, “My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all my good pleasure… Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.”
Another real-life event came to mind as well: Genesis 37 – 45: Joseph – “The Dreamer, Genesis 37:18”. Whose brothers hated him. (Genesis 37:8); plotted against him (Genesis 37:18); Sold him (Genesis 37:27); and lied to their father about his demise (Genesis 37:32).
In the Sovereign economy of God – who had & has a plan – Joseph was taken to Egypt (Genesis 39), found favor in Pharaoh’s sight and then went to jail, thanks to Pharaoh’s lying wife.
Sovereign God was with Joseph in jail – Genesis 39:21 & Genesis 40.
Sovereign God “jogged” the cup-bearer’s memory. Genesis 41:9 – (at the end of two full years).
Sovereign God – in His perfect timing – gives Joseph the ability to interpret Pharaoh’s dream (Genesis 41:16), and then gives him some wheels (Genesis 41:43) – and What? set him over all the land of Egypt. That’s right! God is all over this situation!
The rest of the story is one to read on our own — as it is a page turner —
The key here is in Genesis 50:20 – “And as for you, you meant evil against me, but GOD meant it for good in order to bring about “as it is this day” this present result, to preserve many people alive.” God’s Sovereignty. Amen.
Daniel 2:20 “Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever for wisdom and power belong to Him. And it IS HE who changes the times and epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding. It is HE who reveals the profound and hidden things.”
- So dear friend, a couple of things to close on today:
- You are not alone – in whatever situation or circumstance you find yourself in.
- You are special to God – He created you, remember? And He has a plan, a special plan for YOUR life.
- God has not forgotten you.
- His Timing is perfect – He works in our circumstances for our Best and for HIS Glory.
We are only seeing part of the Tapestry that He is weaving together — He is not finished with His Masterpiece yet – You are part of the weaving –
Thank Him, Praise Him today that He has it all under control. Praise Jesus, that He sits at the right hand of the Father and intercedes for us (Romans 8:34).
Thank Him that He is always working;
Fill your mind and heart with the things of the LORD.
Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinks within himself, so he is.”
vs. 12 “Apply your heart to discipline, and your ears to words of knowledge.
vs. 17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, BUT live in the fear of the LORD always.
vs. 18 Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.”