Is God Really in Control?
By Doug Addison
You may be asking yourself this question as the world deals with different storms.
Some of these storms have come in the form of the global pandemic and political disagreements.
Or you could be dealing with your own personal storms right now. You may be starting to wonder if they’ll ever go away.
If you find yourself questioning
where God is in all that’s happening, I have an encouraging message for you today.
God is Still on the Throne
“Let us then approach God’s
throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need,” Hebrews 4:16 NIV.
God is still reigning on His throne. As you look
around and see all the scary stuff happening around you, it’s important to remember that God is not shaken by any of this.
Even though God doesn’t send negative stuff our way, He does give
us the strength to deal with what comes when we ask. You can approach His throne with confidence to get the mercy and grace you need!
Don’t Be Afraid of the Shaking
“The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken — that is, created things — so that what cannot be shaken may remain,” Hebrews 12:27 NIV.
God is in control, so you don’t have to be afraid of what’s happening around you.
When everything seems to be shaking, remember that the shaking gets rid of all the stuff that wasn’t
firmly rooted. When the shaking is done, you can trust that what’s left over is strong.
This can be a big benefit to you! If you feel confused right now about anything in your life, embrace
the shaking. The shaking can reveal what is worthy of a place in your life — because what cannot be shaken remains!
Shake the Dust Off
anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet,” Matthew 10:14 NIV.
Many of you have felt cast aside or forgotten.
You may even feel like the world doesn’t have a place for you and constantly rejects you. This disrupts your peace!
God is saying to you, “Shake it off.” It’s time to
cast your worries and cares to Him.
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you,” 1 Peter 5:7 NIV.
God really is
in control. So, you can shake off your worries and cares with praise!
God Wants You to Have Peace
Maybe you’re reading this and thinking,
“I’m just off my game.” You know that God is in control and in your corner, but you’re just having trouble activating peace in your life right now.
In that case, join me for
my new masterclass, How to Be at Peace in Any Storm! You will get a shot of love, hope and encouragement that will change your life — and get you back in the game!
By Doug Addison