Our El Elyon and El Roi

Monday, February 4, 2008

The Most High, sovereign ruler of all teh universe. The one who sees, the omnipresent Lord. I am so thankful for my God, the God whose rule is perfect and the God whose eyes are open and aware of all circumstances. I believe in a God who does all things for our good, who brings hardships and trials to demonstrate His greatness and bring Him glory. I believe in a God who knows every hurt and sees every injustice and disrespect. "The Lord of hosts has sworn saying, 'Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened and just as I have planned so it will stand.' (Isaiah 14:24)" "I am the Lord, and there is no other, the One forming light and creating darkness, creating well-being and creating calamity; I am the Lord who does all these" (Isaiah 45:6-7) "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good" (Proverbs 15:3) These verses comfort me, bring me hope and bring the focus back to God. Who are we to think we help God, to judge Him for His actions. God is sovereign, He sees all, He is perfect and all He does is perfect. All things happen under His control, but the famines and floods, and killings, and deaths, He allows them all but He sees our pain and ultimately He brings healing and forgiveness. After a week of trials and hardships, I am thankful for a God who knows every hair on my head and takes hold of my hand with His right hand to pull me thorugh. He is mighty and He is able. A baby dies this week as their mother's fallopian tube was removed due to an ectopic pregnancy, a job was lost that could have secured 3/4 of a year's revenue, people are suffering with illness. Did God allow these painful things? Why? He did, and He did because he has a perfect plan for eternity. If you believe this, with all your heart, that our circumstances are but the head of a needle in light of eternity and the will of God, adn you take refuge in a loving and seeing God, who endures every hardship and pain with you, then you can begin to understand and see the sovereignty of God, like I try to day in and day out, relying on my Father, through faith.


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