Who’s in control?

Verse for Today: Thursday, October 06, 2011


Isaiah 6:1 – In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of His robe filled the temple.

The intensity of our difficulties in life often makes us loose hope and plunge us into despondency. Especially when our spiritual strength dwindles and the power centres that we counted on to help us are quickly removed from the scene, it is possible for us to become despair and distressed. This was what happened to Israel when their powerful and efficient king Uzziah died. But the servant of God went instead to the presence of God and saw the glory of the Lord who was seated on the throne and was in control of the situation. This scene gave Isaiah courage to go forward in times of general hopelessness. As we face general hopelessness in the economic and social environment of the world today, we can see our Lord seated on a throne in Heaven because He has received all power and authority in this universe. Rulers come and go, but He sits in authority forever. If we trust in rulers, leaders, possessions, positions, prestige and prominence, they will all be removed. But the Lord is the same yesterday and today and forever. He is the unchanging Lord whose throne is above all thrones in this universe. His glory fills the whole universe and will fill our hearts also if we trust Him to handle our situations. He will take away all fears and perplexities if we are surrendered to Him. If we go to His presence in times of heartache, loss, failure, rejection, mockery, despising and dishonor, He will give us the vision about His glory through His Word to fill our hearts and give us courage to face our situations. We need to realize that our Lord is with us in all our situations and He controls our circumstances. If we submit all our situations to Him, He will control our hearts and minds and put us at ease with His peace.


Dear reader, is your heart troubled because the people or resources that you counted on have been removed from the scene quite unexpectedly? Has your situation brought in shockwaves in your body and mind and are you deeply discouraged? If you go to the presence of the Lord, you will see His glory and majesty which will put hope back in your heart and life. He is still the King of kings and Lord of lords. He has all the authority in the whole universe. All forces on earth are in His control and they obey Him all the time. So your situation is also under His control. He is able to meet your needs and protect your interests according to His will if you trust Him to handle it. There is no need to loose heart because someone or some resource that you expected to come to your rescue is wiped out in the matter of a few seconds. Your Lord is in control of your situation. He can meet your needs in mysterious ways through His power by using His resources in His own way. If you need protection, you can go to Him and hide under His wings. If you are anxious, He will fill you with hope. If you are distressed, He will comfort you and put a fence around you so that no force on earth will come to create tension in your heart. He will fill you with His glory in times of sagging confidence and give you courage to face your situation. He will go before you in all your circumstances and prepare your way for you to move forward. Remember, our Lord is still in control of all our situations and will do all that is required for us to enjoy His peace and strength in all our adverse circumstances. Today is another day for us to dwell in His presence and move forward with confidence and faith in Him.

Isaiah 40:4 – Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.

Thought for Today
The Lord is seated on the throne and all His children are seated with Him with the privilege to share in His glory to enjoy and His authority to exercise over all situations.

WHO’S IN CONTROL?
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