March 1, 2013

A Sovereign God

The fury of the storm contains God’s goodness because it gets me to the place I need to be. It gets me to where I need to be in life. Joseph said, what you did to try to steal the dream was the very thing God used to fulfill the dream. That unexpected change that has come into your life that you never asked for, that you never wanted, that God didn’t cause but He allowed, it’s the very thing God can use to get you to your destiny.

Romans 8:28, one of my favorite passages, says, “We know that in all things God works for good with those who love Him, those whom He has called according to His purpose.” Now, it doesn’t say all things are good. It doesn’t say God causes bad things. It doesn’t say all things are good because a lot of things are terrible. They are tragic, but God can take the worst of the worst, the most painful situation, and he can bring good out of it. No one can stop the goodness of God. God’s goodness cannot be denied. God’s goodness cannot be contained. God’s goodness cannot be limited. God’s good all the time. God’s goodness is here right now, and He wants to bring good into my life. But I have to do three things. I have to release the bitterness. Then I have to rest in God’s sovereignty. You see, God’s purpose can’t be derailed by my problems. There is no problem that can come into my life that can change God’s plan. God’s plan is sovereign. God can use anything to get me to that place of destiny. Even the things that Satan brings into my life that he intends to harm me with.

The thing is I respond to opportunity. So, when you are going through the storm, you need to look for the opportunities. Instead of waiting for the storm to pass, say, “God, what do you want me to do right now to serve others to align with your plan?”

I know there are so many of you who have been blindsided lately, maybe by change or betrayal or hurt, and I know God has a plan. God has a purpose. And some of you have been blindsided, and only God can bring healing and strength. Will you trust in His sovereignty today?