God Is In Control

Psalm 74:17 (ESV) … “You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter.”


The Lord our God is the God of all creation. The psalmist looks at the seas, the storms, the stars, the seasons. God controls the waters of the mighty deep, and He rides upon the storm. The hours of darkness are as much under His control as the sunny hours of the day. Where is the enemy who can win the final victory? We have a God of omniscient wisdom, a God of omnipotent power. Let us bring our distressing circumstances into the light of that truth. If God does not always answer in the thunder and the storm, it is not because He cannot. It is because it is to His glory to act in gentler, but equally effective ways.


For example, think of the time when Israel was faced with extermination at the hands of Ahaseurus. Every Jew in the Persian empire was to be massacred. But God put a stop to it. How? Did He organize protest marches? Did He summon armies from afar to invade Persia? Was there a revolution in the palace? No! God just gave the king a dose of insomnia and then drew his attention to salvation procured for him through the services of Mordecai, a Jew. God can achieve great objectives by very ordinary means.[1]





[1] Phillips, J. (2009). Exploring Psalms 1–88: An Expository Commentary (Vol. 1, Ps 74:13–17). Kregel Publications; WORDsearch Corp.

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