Is God in Co ntrol ?

Part 2

“For to know You is complete righteousness, and to know your power is the root of immortality.”
Wisdom of Solomon 15:3

“forced to choose between a good God who is not totally powerful or a powerful God who is not totally good.”

“God wants the righteous to live peaceful, happy lives but sometimes even He can’t bring that about. It is too difficult for God to keep cruelty and chaos from claiming their innocent victims.”

The Sovereig nt y of G od
“Because God does not act as we think He should, we conclude that He cannot act as we think He would”

Pantoc rator = Cont rol le r of A ll
“It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain” Isaiah 40:22

Pantoc rator = Cont rol le r of A ll
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.” Psalm 147:3-4

Pantoc rator = Cont rol le r of A ll
“…He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light…” 1 Timothy 6:15-16

At ALL times and in ALL circumstances, my life is FULLY in the Hand of God

At ALL times and in ALL circumstances, my life is FULLY in the Hand of God

“He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” Psalm 121:3-4

At ALL times and in ALL circumstances, my life is FULLY in the Hand of God
“Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31

His sovereignty is always working, but it is not always apparent.
See Acts 12:1-7

His sovereignty is always working, but it is not always apparent.
“I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the LORD, do all these things.” Isaiah 45:7

His sovereignty is always working, but it is not always apparent.
“Who is he who speaks and it comes to pass, when the Lord has not commanded it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that woe and wellbeing proceed?” Lamentations 3:37-38

Trust ing God ’s Sovere ignt y
• The circumstances of my life are not random/accidental • Even the evil that comes is held firmly in the mighty hand of God • God is personally writing my life story by His sovereign

Trust ing God ’s Sovere ignt y
• The circumstances of my life are not random/accidental

Trust ing God ’s Sovere ignt y
• The circumstances of my life are not random/accidental
“But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” Genesis 50:20

Trust ing God ’s Sovere ignt y
• The circumstances of my life are not random/accidental
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell.” Psalm 27:1-2

Trust ing God ’s Sovere ignt y
• Even the evil that comes is held firmly in the mighty hand of God

Trust ing God ’s Sovere ignt y
• Even the evil that comes is held firmly in the mighty hand of God
“Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against his Anointed One…

Trust ing God ’s Sovere ignt y
• Even the evil that comes is held firmly in the mighty hand of God
… The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath” Psalm 2:1-5

Trust ing God ’s Sovere ignt y
• God is personally writing my life story by His sovereign hand

Trust ing God ’s Sovere ignt y
• God is personally writing my life story by His sovereign hand “But Susanna cried aloud: "O eternal God, you know what is hidden and are aware of all things before they come to be” Daniel 13:42

Trust ing God ’s Sovere ignt y
• God is personally writing my life story by His sovereign hand “The Lord heard her prayer. As she was being led to execution, God stirred up the holy spirit of a young boy named Daniel” Daniel 13:4546

My response to God’s Sovereignty?

My response to God’s Sovereignty?

Trusting God’s sovereignty means accepting everything as from God

“Who is he who speaks and it comes to pass, when the Lord has not commanded it?” Lamentations 3:37

Wi ll you st and strong like Mt.

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