Daily Devotional. Read Isaiah 46:8-11. “Remember: God is Still in Control”
“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, ‘My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure.” (vs 10).
One of the greatest fears that grip us is the fear of the unknown. We want to be in control of our lives and the events that affect us. To live in the realm of the unknown is to live in the arena ambiguity and confusion. In these days when the circumstances surround us seem out of control, we can have the absolute confidence and trust that God is still orchestrating the events according to his eternal purpose. There is nothing that happens within the universe and within our life that he is not aware of. No event is arbitrary or haphazard in his sovereign plan for our lives, as he moves all things according to his purpose and end. This is not only true of movements in history and nations, but also of our own life as well. This is why Paul could state that “God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God” (Romans 8:28). Not that all things are good (pandemics and sickness are not good). But this means that God is orchestrating everything within our life to accomplish his purpose which is to “conform us to the image of His Son” (Romans 8:29). As we go through these days together, trust in God’s sovereign control, knowing that he is at work in your life and will use these events to transform you into his image—which is the greatest good of all.
“God is moving with infinite wisdom and perfect precision of action. No one can dissuade Him from His purposes; nothing turns Him aside from His plans.” A.W. Tozer