I praise the Lord that lately He teaches me more and more of His sovereignty and what that means in my life. Without a full understanding of God’s complete, providential guidance of the universe, we are left only to be fearful and worried with all there is around us.
But study the Scriptures! See that even in Job’s life–that human that endured more suffering than anyone else–even then Satan only had the power which God gave him. And while it was not pleasant for Job, he didn’t have the benefit of seeing his suffering as we do. How marvelous to learn about the character of God and know that we can rest, for His will is perfect and clear for us, even when He allows suffering for a time.
Please be encouraged, dear sister, that we don’t have to fear the enemy, for He is subject to God. And if you are a child of God, nothing can touch you outside of his will.
This quote by Susannah Spurgeon sums it up beautifully:
“When my soul is tossed on the rough waves of the troubled sea of this life, if I can but cast out the anchor of hope into the depths of God’s blessed will, it holds fast at once and the winds and the waves are rebuked…
God’s plans and purposes for me, and for you, dear reader, were all made and determined on from the beginning; and as they are worked out day by day in our lives, how wise should we be if, with joyful certainty, we accepted each unfolding of his will as a proof of his faithfulness and love! When once I, as a believer, can say from my heart, ‘This is the will of God concerning me’, it matters not what the ‘this’ is – whether it be a small domestic worry, or the severance of the dearest earthly ties – the fact that it is his most blessed will, takes all the fierce sting out of the trouble, and leaves it powerless to hurt or hinder the peace of my soul. There is all the difference between the murderous blows of an enemy, and the needful chastisement of a loving father’s hand! The Lord may make us sore, but he will bind us up. He may wound but his hands make whole. “