For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jer. 29:11)
Anxious? Worried? Fearful? Life can most certainly prompt these feelings! But, when we override them with the certainty that GOD IS SOVEREIGN OVER ALL THINGS, it is possible to be at peace, to experience joy, to REST!!!
Meditating on Scriptures that confirm God’s control over EVERYTHING in life is a wonderful activity to help us cope with painful circumstances. We can always be certain that NOTHING touches us, or hurts us, without God’s permission; so, somehow, it will be alright.
Look at these Scriptures. God is clearly in control!!
Now, look at these Scriptures that confirm that the things that take place in our lives are purposeful – and good!!
Finally, remind yourself of His loving plan that allows YOU the privilege of belonging to the Sovereign One!
Enjoy this old hymn. As we say – it’s an “oldie” but “goodie!” The message is profound and SUCH a blessing!!
I sing the mighty pow’r of God that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule by day;
The moon shines full at His command, and all the stars obey.
I sing the goodness of the Lord that filled the earth with food;
He formed the creatures with His Word and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed where’er I turn my eye:
If I survey the ground I tread or gaze upon the sky!
There’s not a plant or flow’r below but makes Thy glories known;
AND CLOUDS ARISE AND TEMPESTS BLOW BY ORDER FROM THY THRONE;
WHILE ALL THAT BORROWS LIFE FROM THEE IS EVER IN THY CARE
AND EV’RYWHERE THAT MAN CAN BE, THOU, GOD, ART PRESENT THERE.
(Used by permission CCLI #499816)