The more we focus on the temporal things of this world, the more troubled our hearts will be. But the more we pursue God, saturate ourselves in Scripture, and truly comprehend the magnitude of our Creator’s sovereignty, the more we will be ushered into unbridled worship and a supernatural rest that flows directly from God’s throne of Grace.
Most believers learn to trust in God’s sovereignty; but how many of us actually rest in it?
O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O LORD, You know it altogether. (Psalm 139:1-4)
While intellectual assent is an important building block of our faith, there’s a much greater level of spiritual growth available to anyone passionately pursuing God. It’s through this heartfelt pursuit that we can experience a restful, Spirit-led freedom that the world can’t begin to comprehend. Freedom from stress, worry, sorrow, anxiety, and fear. Freedom to be filled with an inexpressible joy and deep-rooted peace that only the Lord can provide.
But what about those twists and turns?
Much to our chagrin, unexpected news and circumstances are indelibly baked into our daily lives. And our attempts to “control” our routines with checklists and calendars is an exercise in futility. The truth is we’ll never escape life’s unforeseen events. They’re as certain as the sunrise.
Have you ever stopped and considered that God is never caught off guard? When we’re surprised, His sovereignty remains steadfast. When we’re startled, He reigns supreme. When we face the unpredictable, His preeminence perseveres.
God is NEVER taken off guard…
Let that sink in for a moment!