Last Sunday I talked about how to be unshakable in a shaking world. Yesterday I shared how the closer you get to Jesus, the more unshakable you will become, because He is never shaken.
But how do we draw near to Him? Well, one of the way is by understanding Him. The more you realize Who He is, the closer you are to Him.
It is like when you are sharing personal things with a friend. At the end of the conversation you might say, “I feel so much closer to you right now because I understand you better.”
This is the way it is with God, the more we understand Him, the closer we feel to Him.
Well, here is one thing you can know about God – He is in control.
We learned this on Sunday as we looked at His sovereignty. We discovered many of His unshakable attributes, but this is the one that gives us the hope we need that no matter what is happening in the world, we do not have to worry because God is in control.
We opened with the profound story of King Nebuchadnezzar having a dream of a statue with a gold head, silver chest, bronze waste and legs, and iron and clay feet. A stone, cut out without hands, struck the feet of the statue and the entire statue was crushed and blew away in the wind. The stone however became a great mountain that covered the entire earth.
The interpretation is easy for us now, 2, 300 years later as we look back at world history: The gold head was the Babylonian Empire, the silver was the Medo-Persian Empire that conquered the Babylonians, then the Greeks overtook the Persians, the Romans the Greeks, then Jesus came – the Rock that struck the feet of these human kingdoms. At Jesus’ resurrection His kingdom began to spread until it now covers the entire earth.
All earthly kingdoms are temporary, and God is in control of them all. That is why, no matter how our election goes next week, or how chaotic some are behaving right now, God is still in control.
God promises us in Romans 8:28 that, “God causes all things to work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.”
This promise is not to everybody, but to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.
Do you love Him? Are you called according to His purpose, to be conformed into the image of His Son? If you are, then you never have to worry about your future. God has your future in His hands.
This passage does not say that God causes all things – that is evil, sin, and destruction, but He will use it for good in your life.
As our world seems to be spinning out of control, you do not have to spin with it, because your life, and your future, are in the hands of the God Who is in total control!