“God Is Sovereign”
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.“(NIV)
If you look up the word “sovereign” in a dictionary, you will find other words in the description like; supreme, preeminent, power, dominion and authority. You will also find phrases like; being above others and greatest in degree, being utmost or extreme.
Being sovereign means being the ultimate source of all power, authority, and everything that exists. God alone can make those claims; therefore, it’s God’s sovereignty that makes Him superior to all other gods and makes Him, and Him alone, worthy of all praise and worship.
He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, with no limitations. He is the one and only true and living God all by Himself.
Romans 8:28 “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.” (NKJV)
Many times a person can look at what is happening in the world or their lives and ask the question, why is this happening or why is God allowing this to happen?
Isaiah 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. (NKJV)
Make no mistake about it…God is still in control and He knows what He is doing! He is the one and only true and living God, all by Himself.
Romans 8:31 “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (NKJV)
Many times when we are trying to figure it out, God has already worked it out.
Isaiah 45:18 “For thus says the Lord,
Who created the heavens,
Who is God,
Who formed the earth and made it,
Who has established it,
Who did not create it in vain,
Who formed it to be inhabited:
“I am the Lord, and there is no other.” (NKJV)
There is absolutely nothing that happens that God is not in control of also there are no limitations on God. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
Because God is sovereign, He is:
- “I Am” Exodus 3:14
- King Of Kings and Lord of Lords 1st Timothy 6:15
- A wonderful counselor Isaiah 9:6
- The bright and morning star Revelations 22:16
God is also:
- Omnipresent–being everywhere at the same time
- Omnipotent—all powerful
- Omniscient—all knowing
“Thank you God for your sovereignty, and for being in total control over everything in this world and universe. Thank you for causing all things to work together for good, in spite of what it may look like. You are truly the Alpha and Omega…in Jesus name.” Amen!
Continuing in His service…Rev