Our God Is Always in Control
We often struggle to understand why bad things happen. Even so, I believe that God has a purpose for everything He does or permits. My belief is rooted in the biblical principle that says the Lord is sovereign (Ps. 22:28). That he is in control of this universe and everything single thing that ever happens in our lives.
When we are in the midst of a storm or one of life’s hardships it is difficult to resist crying out, “God, why is this happening?” Sometimes we get the answer, most times we don’t! But what we can be sure of is that nothing happens by accident or coincidence. God has a purpose for even our most painful experiences. Moreover, He promises to “cause all things to work together for good to those who love Him” (Rom. 8:28).
Knowing in advance how the Lord will work evil or hurt for our benefit is very difficult, if not impossible. Our limited human perspective doesn’t allow us to grasp His greater plan. However, I can confirm the truth of this biblical promise. I have personally experienced God’s blessings and benefits from my darkest hours.
As believers, we must accept that God won’t always make sense to us. Isaiah teaches that “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isa. 55:9). God always sees the beautifully completed big picture. We can rely on the fact, that He is in control, no matter how wildly off-kilter our lives or this world may get. So do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD our God will be us wherever we go.
Peace of the Lord be with you!