Paul says we Christians are running a race. Here's what I'm looking at on my run toward Christ.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Good and Sovereign

I want to meditate on two attributes of God.  God is sovereign and He is good.  I think an appropriate understanding of these two holy attributes can change our entire view of our lives.

God is sovereign.  This mean God rules the universe.  There is nothing that happens in all of the universe that God doesn't control.  Whether this means God controls everything or whether He has final say on everything, I don't know; but I do know that He is in control.  This means that God's plan happens.  There is no Plan B; God's Plan A always happens because He has sovereign rule over everything.

God is good.  This does not mean that God is nice.  Rather, this refers to God's moral qualities that prompt us to call Him perfect.  When we say that God is good we mean that everything He does is perfect.  God is good.  God is only good.  He can't do anything that is not good.

Put those two together.  God is sovereign.  God is good.  That means that His Plan A, which will happen, is good.

So, why do we doubt God?  (I'm writing this as a man who doubts God often)  Why do we doubt that God's plan will occur the way He planned it?  If we truly believe He's sovereign we won't doubt this.  Why do we think our circumstances will ruin our lives?  If we truly believe that God is good we will know that good will be done for those who trust in Him.

As your world shakes and seems to crumble it is easy to doubt that God is sovereign and good.  But God is sovereign and good.  Trust in that.  Lean on that.  Build your life on that truth.  I know this is easier said than done, but this is hope for us.

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His love endures forever." Psalm 107:1

"I am the Lord, the God of all mankind.  Is anything too hard for me?" Jeremiah 32:27

God is sovereign and He is good.  When life shakes, hold on to these truths.  Sometimes the promises and attributes of God are all we have.  Meditate on His sovereignty and goodness today.

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