“For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with a skillful psalm. God reigns over the nations, God sits on His holy throne.” Psalm 47:7-8
There have been many times when I have heard bad news or faced difficult situations and I don’t know what to do. So I do what I do best…I panic.
I call my dad up and tell him what’s going on. After he patiently listens to my ranting, he urgently says, “Oh no Rachel! This doesn’t sound good. This doesn’t sound good at all. I have a question for you. Have you heard any news about the Lord? Has the Lord left His throne?”
I laugh. “Well no dad, of course not. I’m pretty sure that the Lord is still on the throne.”
“Okay. Well that’s a relief. You had me worried. I’m glad He’s still on the throne. That being the case, I think everything is going to turn out okay.”
I have needed that reminder often throughout my life.
There are so many things that happen in this old world that are out of our control. Things we don’t understand. There are tragedies, sickness, disease, and brokenness all around us. Life isn’t always easy. We go through many difficulties, pain, and hardships.
I don’t know what you might be facing right now, but I want to remind you today that no matter what’s going on, or how impossible the situation might seem–God is still on His throne. He loves you, and He has a wonderful plan for your life.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “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 a hope and a future.”
Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
He is in control of our yesterdays, our todays, and our tomorrows. I love what my dear friend Stacey always says, “God’s got this!”
When you feel like the world is spinning out of control, don’t panic! Instead, remember. Remember Who is in control. Focus on Him and not the circumstances. Our God is in control, and He has a plan–a good plan. So take a deep breath and relax. Don’t worry. Trust Him. Take heart. The Lord is still on His throne.