Among the many things that I am grateful for is the doctrine of God’s sovereignty. In these days of evil and uncertainty, the sovereignty of God, that is the knowledge that God is absolutely supreme over all things in heaven and on earth is an anchor to my soul.
He is sovereign over global affairs. He is sovereign over the decisions of world leaders. He is sovereign in my neighborhood, my home, and my church. In the face of evil and suffering it is the truth of this precious doctrine that we believers can cling to.
Margaret Clarkson, in her book, Grace Grows Best in Winter explains powerfully, “The sovereignty of God is the one impregnable rock to which the suffering human heart must cling. The circumstances surrounding our lives are no accident; they may be the work of evil, but that evil is held firmly within the mighty hand of our sovereign God… All evil is subject to Him, and evil cannot touch His children unless He permits it. God is the Lord of human history and of the personal history of every member of His redeemed family.” (pages 40 and 41)
“Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.” (Revelation 19:6)