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  1. David on May 13, 2011 at 9:06 am

    To believe that God is sovereign is absolutely right … and relatively easy in a theoretical “tick box theology” way.

    To believe that God is sovereign when all is going well and smoothly … probably does not even warrant a moment’s thought for most believers, let alone a regular pause for praise and dependent-hearted thanksgiving.

    To believe that God is sovereign when life (in your heart, or at home or work or church) is hard … or painful … or boringly repetitive … or brick-wall hopeless … or mist-blanket cold & depressing … is also something we tend not to want to acknowledge – lest we should listen to the adversary’s doubt-inducing whispers.

    “God is sovereign” trips too easily off the tongue.
    “My heavenly Father, Who loves me beyond my comprehension, Who knows my every fault & fear & frustration, Who hears my every prayer & every protest, Who has made me what I am and put me where I am & when I am & with whom I am – this great & glorious & all-wise & all-powerful Lover of my soul – He has a perfect plan for my life, and He is carefully & lovingly guiding every step & season of my path to glory. He is absolutely in control of every circumstance of my life – large or small, pleasure or pain, light or dark, from beginning to end. I may not see Him, but He is (and has promised to be) always with me. His amazing grace demonstrates His eternal & unchaging love, from which nothing can separate me. So in faith & love & patience & gratitude, I will trust Him. Now. Here. Today. Always”
    Does that sound better?



    • jeff on May 13, 2011 at 9:24 am

      This is precisely why you need to start writing a blog again. Very edifying and sound counsel from a dear brother in Christ. Praying for your Sunday messages in the motherland of England!



    • Palmtree on May 13, 2011 at 9:49 am

      “To believe that God is sovereign when life (in your heart, or at home or work or church) is hard … or painful … or boringly repetitive … or brick-wall hopeless … or mist-blanket cold & depressing … is also something we tend not to want to acknowledge – lest we should listen to the adversary’s doubt-inducing whispers.”

      Ah yes! But if we can really grab hold of this truth and desperately hang on to it in these times, it is what will get us through. Knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that God knows where we are and what we are going through, as is WITH us, gives that greatest HOPE that we will get through it! (one way or another) 🙂



      • jeff on May 13, 2011 at 9:53 am

        I believe you and David have, in fact, said the same thing. What else do we have in desperate times than the comfort of an all-knowing, sovereign God is always enthroned?



  2. Glen on May 12, 2011 at 7:15 am

    These wrods from Ecclesiates gave hope to a generation in the #1 hit song in the 60s. But for those of us who believe, it not only gives hope but fuels our faith! (will still share the blog with my friend!)