He IS In Control

Right before our eyes, we are witnessing the destruction and total dismantling of the U.S. Constitution, tumultuous disinformation and junk science calling for Global Warming (which has been disproved, so they now call it Global Climate Change). Daily we hear news regarding the outbreak of terror and calamities throughout the earth. Each day we wake to learn of another disaster. Some observers say we are witnessing the beginnings of World War III. The whole world is trembling right now! Non-believers are becoming convinced there are no solutions left, that everything is spinning into chaos because there is no “all-seeing governance.” But how are God’s people, who are supposed to know differently, supposed to respond?

Well, the truth is that there is absolutely no reason to fear. The Bible reminds us, again and again, that the Lord has everything under control. Nothing happens in the world without his knowledge and governance.

The Psalmist writes:

My praise comes from you while I am among those assembled for worship.
    I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who fear Yahweh.
Oppressed people will eat until they are full.
    Those who look to Yahweh will praise him.
        May you live forever.
All the ends of the earth will remember and return to Yahweh.
    All the families from all the nations will worship you
because the kingdom belongs to Yahweh
    and he rules the nations” (Psalm 22:25-28).

The prophet Isaiah calls to the world:

Come close, you nations, and listen.
    Pay attention, you people.
    The earth, everyone in it,
    the world, and everything on it will listen” (Isaiah 34:1).

He is saying, “Listen here nations, and give me your ear. I want to tell you something important about the Creator of the world.” This instantly reminds me of the words of Catherine Marshall:

“When your heart is ablaze with the love of God, when you love other people — especially the ripsnorting sinners — so much that you dare to tell them about Jesus with no apologies, then never fear, there will be results.” ~Catherine Marshall

Isaiah goes on to say that when God’s indignation is aroused against nations and their armies, it is the Lord Himself who will deliver them to slaughter.

The nations are like a drop in a bucket
    and are considered to be like dust on a scale . . .
All the nations amount to nothing in his presence.
    He considers them less than nothing and worthless . . .
God is enthroned above the earth,
    and those who live on it are like grasshoppers . . .
To whom, then, can you compare me? . . .” (Isaiah 40:15, 17, 22, 25).

Ah, but then Isaiah says to God’s people, the ones who are battered and troubled by world events. He counsels, “Look up to the sky, to the glorious heavens. Behold the millions of stars placed there. Your God created and named

“Look up to the sky, to the glorious heavens. Behold the millions of stars placed there. Your God created and named every one of them. Are you not more precious to him than they are? So, fear not.”

My friends, there is a map in heaven, a plan that our Father has outlined for the course of history. And He very well knows the end from the beginning. Then, as this plan comes to fruition, So, all we have to do is ask ourselves one question: “Where is the Lord’s eye focused in all this?” Well, I can assure you that His eye is not focused on the argle-bargle of the world’s tin-god dictators — or their threats. Scripture assures us that these wild men’s bombs, armies, and powers are as nothing to the Lord. He laughs at them as mere specks of dust, and soon he will blow them all away (see Isaiah 40:23-24).

Nickolas
Doulos Studies

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