Despots may scheme and finagle but it's God Himself who places them in leadership. No man can steal what only God Himself endows.
If we define our reality by our current circumstances, we are set up to be offended. Faith trusts that God is good, regardless of my circumstances.
The source of most of our stress, if not all of it, is our opinions and judgments, but once I looked at God, He rushed in to extinguish my opinionated fire.
Everything in the world is exactly how it should be, or God would change it. This is our sovereignty dilemma.
We are positioned to perfectly witness God’s divine orchestration of our lives so that we might increasingly come to know Him and love Him.
We are God's packages, which He has taken complete responsibility for handling and delivering.
There's someone trying to lead us. It isn't accidental, it's quite purposeful. They desire to motivate us, guide our decisions, and direct our activity.
I would think that I at least could define my OWN needs…not so much.We are too close to our need to really know what our actual needs are.
This is the bottom line of every exchange with the Lord: Who owns me? Do I belong to Jesus in reality or by mere verbal declaration? Either way, I am owned!
In my life, I have so often believed I had to manage my health. I've been the high priest of my personal health care. I have done as I saw fit and what I wanted.
Health is like a dipstick which reveals the level of our faith in God’s Lordship and Sovereignty.
There is no commonsense to our care; there is only His mind and Will. Utter dependence on God tests our actual faith in God—and our belief in who He is.