“The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his
Kingdom rules over all.”
“Let go and let God.” Have you ever used this popular saying? It sounds good, but is it true? Do we ever let God do anything? According to Psalm 103:19, God has absolute power and dominion over everything. Even the first verse of the Bible, Genesis 1:1, declares this truth. Since He is the Creator of all, He is the rightful Ruler of all. Therefore, God is free to do whatever He wills, whether we let Him do so or not.
The truth that God is the absolute Ruler should be a great comfort to believers. When the seas of life are raging and are “mightier than the thunders of great waters” (Psalm 93:4), He alone is able to quiet them (Mark 4:39).
So how is it that we, who are sinful, receive such favor from God? It’s only because Jesus was thrown into the sea of God’s wrath in our place. Remember that He did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage. Rather, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death on a cross (see Philippians 2:5-8). Let’s be thankful to our Ruler who never lets go of us. [John, Cerritos, CA; first year student]
“He who did not spare his own son…how will He not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)