He’s Still on the Throne

Today as I sat at the kitchen table trying to wrap my head around the incident that left 9+ people dead and 16+ injured, I couldn’t quite fathom how someone could just wake up one morning and say “I think I’m going to run over some people today.” This wasn’t the first time someone had driven into a crowd of pedestrians, and yet it still made the news headlines and left people feeling uneasy, petrified, and uncertain about their future.

One thing I needed to remind myself after hearing something like this that God still sits on the throne. One might disagree with me and say “If God is real, then why would He allow things like this to happen?”

The Truth is, we will never be able to understand everything that happens as long as are on this earth. If we knew the reason behind everything that happened, we would have no use for having faith in God. There would be no point to our faith if we knew all of the details behind His divine plan and purposes.

But that’s the beauty about faith. It’s anchored to the One who promises us that there is hope for the ones who call on Him. Jesus. 

I once had someone say to me “Sara, your faith in the Lord is nothing to fool with.” In other words, they were trying to tell me that having faith means having reverence and fear for God. Trusting in His purposes.

Faith isn’t just something we need during tragic events, we still need faith in the Lord everyday to guide us and lead us into the will of God.

Romans 8:28 says:

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Without my faith in God, I seriously don’t know what I would do. There have been so many times in my life where I just could not see the “good” that can come out of something, and yet somehow God was able to use those “things” in order to show me that He is worthy of our praise.

We may not understand, agree, or even bare the idea of something, but when it’s all said and done we have a choice to make. To have faith in the Lord for our future, or risk our future by having faith in ourselves. 

My prayer is that you choose to have faith in the Lord, because that is His desire for you.

 

 

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. This is one sad world we live in. It is filled with hate, which upsets me! I try so hard to look for the good in people, but then people who kill others for “fun” is hard to find any good in that. Knowing the sick things that happen in this world, it is great to know that if something had happened to me I know that I would be with my Heavenly Father! We never know what is going to happen next, so thank you for the reminder to keep our faith in the Lord, through such things!

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    1. Amen Shauna. We will never know what’s in store for our lives, but aren’t we thankful to know a God who knows every single detail and is able to use everything for His purposes? That brings so much comfort to me because I know that no matter what happens, God still is in control & will lead us into His victory. Thank you for your faithfulness in reading and commenting on these blogs. I hope you are not getting to bombarded by them on top of studying!

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  2. In the scheme of things, God has never ask to understand Him 🙂 But He does say He is sovereign, that’s what make Him God. He is good, He is love; That’s what makes Him God. We (humans) must remember, we cannot out-love God. We cannot out-give God. We cannot be more generous, more gracious, nor can be more merciful. David himself says, I would seek punishment from God rather than man. Great post

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    1. So very true Brenda. Thank you for explaining the love of God in such a distinct way. I looked up the verse where David says he would rather fall into the hand’s of the Lord instead of man, and it’s incredible to think this because of God’s relentless love towards us.

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