GOD IS IN CONTROL
By Ester M. Korszyk
In the present time we are living, we may think that everything and many people are so much out of control, perversion, low morale shown on TV, which young people are so much influenced by; crime is at its high, the economic down-turn, and the whole country being very affected by the way the government is leading it. It really makes us all wonder. But, there is another side to this whole situation.
The Bible tells us there will be wars and rumors of wars. That seems to be happening. Earthquakes, that seems to be happening, even as we speak. A good example is that of the country of Haiti, where many, many people lost their lives, and children are left without half their parents. So now, we see the U.S as well as other countries having to help Haiti. Bringing back order for that country is not an easy task, and it will take months and years to get back on their feet again, while children are being gathered back with their families, or at least trying to, or being put in orphanages, also the aspect of the traumas the children have gone through. The beauty of all this, is that prayer and action is going through that country from the U.S and the rest of the world. Those who cannot go are putting prayer first, those who can go through means of their professions such as doctors, firefighters, builders, etc. because they are so much needed right now.
Matthew 24 tells us- Jesus Himself exhorts us to stay firm in the faith to the end, will be saved, “nations against nations”, “because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” For Jesus to prophesy all these things, He surely does not for His children. He admonishes us to “stay firm”, and not to believe the false prophets who say they are the Christ. Do you see how sovereign God is by an all-knowing God who knows from the beginning – that since sin abounded then, there’s another side to the story-Grace? “Where sin abounds, there much more grace abounds.” In the midst of disaster there are so many people reaching out to the poor of the poorest, weak of the weakest, children. We’ll be hearing of stories after stories of how God intervened in so many ways. We will be awaiting good news, and even miracles, because of God’s grace. You see His grace and mercy is still at work. Believe it or not, He is at work. He knows the beginning and the end of everything that happens. He is all knowing. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” Heb. 13:8.
Remember when Joseph’s brothers threw him in a pit, back in Genesis37? That happened all because of the jealousy of his brothers. They thought they forever got rid of him, just that easy. But God turned that situation all around for the good of Joseph’s life, and then his brothers’ lives too, along with their father Jacob. “You meant it for harm, but God meant it for good.” Do you see how God restored the relationships of the brothers, and even during the famine, his whole family had enough food and shelter in Egypt? That is true sovereignty of God. Do you think my beloved that history can repeat itself again, knowing that our God is always at work in all circumstances of life in our country? No doubt. The true believers in Christ will believe His Word, and will expect that God’s sovereignty will work all around them and in them. God’s sovereignty will be shown until His Son’s coming.
I can tell you that God’s sovereignty has been working in my life since I was born. God knew how to take care of me, since my father left our little family of 3-my mother, brother and me. He never left me, nor have I left Him or His ways. For me it has been worth staying in His path, because I have been learning to grow and trust Him each step of the way, why? Simply because I needed the Lord at all times, since I did not have my father close to me for advice. I really believe He kept me and my family from all danger, provided all my needs, etc. I can keep going on about God’s sovereignty, but I’ll let you keep reading through the Bible for much more examples of God’s control in many of the leader’s lives and Apostles and disciple’s life. You will be amazed, and you will discover His sovereignty is at work even now. All you have to do is be aware of His presence.