“And He Himself gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers” (Eph 11:5-14)
Whether we fully understand it or not God is sovereign over the events in our lives. Jay Adams says, No matter how bad the crisis may appear to be, it is never beyond His ability to resolve it.” Every crisis in our lives is part of God’s sovereign purpose for us. If his sovereign will prevails over those problems (crisis), then there are three things of which we can be certain,
(1) God’s sovereignty limits our crisis. God is in control of our lives and He limits the extent and duration of the crisis. God limited Satan’s attack in the case of Job (Job1:12;2:6) Jesus warned Peter that Satan would “sift” him as wheat but assured Peter that He had prayed for his restoration (Lk 22: 31-32)
(2) God’s sovereignty brings meaning to our problems. The problems of life are not tragic episodes in the absurd saga of human existence. There is purpose and meaning to our struggles, problems, and sorrows. (Rom 8:18) promises “that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us
(3) God’s sovereignty assures us of His grace. There is no problem in life that is beyond the grace of God. He will help us in our time of need. When the apostle Paul struggled with his “thorn in the flesh” God assured him, “my grace is sufficient for you… “(2Cor 12:9) Read (1 Pet 5:7) (Ed Hindson)
PRAYER LINE: Lord, Help me to stay close to You, and trust You more each day, so when the storms of life appear I will not drift away – Sper.
To avoid drifting away from God, stay anchored to the Rock.