The Sovereignty of God

Connecting Points

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Today’s Topic: Sovereign

Today’s Text:  Genesis 50:20 (ESV)  As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

As we begin our study of the life of Joseph from the book of Genesis, one of the most important lessons we can learn is the sovereignty of God. No matter what man intends, God’s purpose will be accomplished, and God is always – AWLAYS – in control of all things.

At the end of Joseph’s story he makes this declaration – “What you intended for harm God intended for good.” This morning I was chatting with a young man who is learning that lesson. He suggested that I listen to the new Chris Tomlin worship song “Sovereign.” Here’s the song and the lyrics:  Sovereign

Sovereign in the mountain air
Sovereign on the ocean floor
With me in the calm
With me in the storm

Sovereign in my greatest joy
Sovereign in my deepest cry
With me in the dark
With me at the dawn

Sovereign in the mountain air
Sovereign on the ocean floor
With me in the calm
With me in the storm

Sovereign in my greatest joy
Sovereign in my deepest cry
With me in the dark
With me at the dawn

In your everlasting arms
All the pieces of my life
From beginning to the end
I can trust you

In your never failing love
You work everything for good
God whatever comes my way
I will trust you

God whatever comes my way
I will trust you

All my hopes
All I need
Held in your hands

All my life
All of me
Held in your hands

All my fears
All my dreams
Held in your hands

All my hopes
All I need
Held in your hands

All my life
All of me
Held in your hands

All my fears
All my dreams
Held in your hands

In your everlasting arms
All the pieces of my life
From beginning to the end
I can trust you

In your never failing love
You work everything for good
God whatever comes my way
I will trust you

God whatever comes my way
I will trust you

God whatever comes my way
I will trust you

What a statement of faith for all of us to be able to make – God, whatever comes my way, I will trust you. Meditate on the truth of God’s sovereignty today until it overwhelms you and conquers your fears and doubts.

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