Question – If there’s no gas at the gas station, baby formula on the shelves, or money in your bank account, does it mean God has lost control?
What is it you cling to when things get a bit rocky? Do you let your emotions get out of control and let anxiety take over?
I believe the best way to gain control of our out-of-control emotions is to remember who is really in control: God.
Here are six verses on God being in control and what you can learn from them. Take them to heart.
“Remember this, keep it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels. Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.’
Rebels are people who try to live life without God. Is that you? If so, it means you’re living by your plan instead of living in God’s plan. The problem is our plans don’t work out so well, and they certainly aren’t eternal. So this verse reminds us to “Remember the former thing, those of long ago.” Why? Because it shows God’s excellent track record and calms our hearts.
The Lord Almighty has sworn, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.”
God never goes back on his word. He doesn’t use slang words like psych, just kidding, or trick! He always does what he says. And what he plans will happen!
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace…”
If you think about it for a second and are honest, you will be extremely grateful that God doesn’t think like us. Could you imagine if he did? It would be chaos. God has a perfect mind, and we must rest in his thoughts.
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church.
When our world seems to be falling apart, it’s essential to remember this verse. Jesus is over all creation, and ALL things are held together in him and through him. That’s why making him the head of your life is vital.
I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
When God sets out to do something, he always gets it done, and nothing will hinder it, stop it or change it. God is a get-it-done machine. He’s always working to accomplish His good purpose: the building of his church for his glory.
We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
This verse teaches us that God can work it for good. Whatever the enemy throws at us, whatever problem we walk through, God can work it for good. You might not see it now or even understand how; just remember his thoughts and ways are high above yours. He knows what he is doing.