We Rejoice in God’s Sovereignty

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“Devotions From the Heart”
“Do you rejoice in God’s Sovereignty?”
April 2015

“The Lord hath prepared His throne in the heavens; and His Kingdom ruleth over all.”
Psalm 103:19

I believe nothing rejoices and comforts the heart more than the doctrine of God’s sovereignty.  When we rest in Christ and His work of redemption for us, we are at peace.  He has accomplished everything in order that we have life and have it more abundantly and He has supplied ALL of the gifts to live a life of faith, godliness, joy and peace.  Trusting Him and His sovereign plan for our lives is worship and humility.  It is bowing down to a Sovereign Lord and King.  It is faith and trust in Him, who alone controls all.  He asks us to love Him —  to love Him is to keep His commandments (John 14:15) which He tells us are “not grievous” (I John 5:3).  Isn’t this a marvelous and wonderful doctrine?

Look to these verses:

“The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue,
is from the LORD.” Proverbs 16:1

“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.”
Proverbs 16:9

“The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.”
Proverbs 16:31

Are they not a comfort to your soul?  I believe they are and know that you will rest in Christ as you read them and know He, the great and mighty God, Creator and Saviour is directing your life for your good and His glory.

Now, look to these words of encouragement:

“I.  God the great Creator of all things doth uphold, direct, dispose, and govern all creatures, actions, and things, from the greatest even to the least, by his most wise and holy providence, according to his infallible foreknowledge, and the free and immutable counsel of his own will, to the praise of the glory of his wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and mercy.  II. Although, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, the first Cause, all things come to pass immutably, and infallibly; yet, by the same providence, he ordereth them to fall out, according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently.  III. God, in his ordinary providence, maketh use of means, yet is free to work without, above, and against them, at his pleasure.” WCF, Chapter V, I-III

and

“If I admit that God’s Will regulates the great movements of the universe I must admit that it equally regulates the small. It must do this, for the great depend upon the small. The minutest movement of my will is regulated by the will of God. And in this I rejoice. Woe is me if it be not so. The more I understand of the character of God, as revealed in Scripture, the more shall I see that He must be sovereign, and the more shall I rejoice from my inmost heart that He is so.”  (Horatius Bonar)

Rejoice in your Sovereign Lord today dear friend!

“For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things
to whom be glory forever. Amen.” Romans 11:36

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Excellent Read:  Contentment in God’s Sovereignty

Check our “Tolle Lege” page for my recommendations on excellent books on God’s Sovereignty.
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Excerpt from the original series on God’s Sovereignty, TheologyGirl-ReformedWomen
Editor & Publisher – “Heavenly Notes 2001-2015”

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