Apr 8, 2013
When my faith is weak, it’s often because I’m focused on problems more than on God.
But when I stop, open my Bible, ask God to help me, and set my heart on the truth of who He is — He meets me.
He strengthens my faith. He fills me with hope. He encourages my heart.
That’s what can happen through this Newsboys’ song —
It’s powerful to stop and consider that God reigns over everything —
- the weather (Psa 148:7-8)
- whether I live or die (James 4:15)
- the plans of nations (Psa 22:28)
- evil (Gen 50:20)
- all our days (Psa 139:16)
- demons (Mark 5:13)
- every trial (Isa 45:7)
- health and sickness (Exo 4:11)
- people’s decisions (Prov 21:1)
- Satan himself (Job 1:12)
- the roll of the dice (Prov 16:33)
- our every step (Jer 10:23)
- everything (Eph 1:11)
But then I need to get more personal and talk to God about how He is reigning over MY problem.
Whatever problem I am facing is no surprise to Him. He purposefully allowed it to come to me. He controls every detail. And He will determine the outcome.
And because I am trusting Jesus Christ, the outcome will be good. The problem I face is not punishment from God, because all the punishment I deserve was already poured out on Jesus Christ.
So this trial is a gift from God, ordained by Him to bring me great good, especially the great good of more of God Himself (Rom 8:28; 2Co 4:17).
So let this song strengthen your faith by reminding you that He reigns — and let me know what God does in your heart.
What Did God Do In Your Heart?
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