In a world that seems out of control, we need to understand what we do have control over and what we don’t. We do have the ability to make many choices and we need to take responsibility for our decisions. We do not have control over other people’s decisions.
Ultimately, God is in control. We have choices, but God determines where we go. This is a huge relief. The burden of taking responsibility that is not our own is heavy…a weight we were never meant to bear.
In the midst of chaos, remember the God of the Bible IS in control. He allows bad things, but He has a purpose. God wants to draw people to Himself. Unfortunately, as stubborn as most of us are it takes a lot to get our attention. God uses many tools to teach us the gospel.
The gospel simply tells us that we are sinners and Jesus died, was buried and rose again to pay the penalty for that sin.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for having purpose in the chaos we see. Thank You for sending Jesus to pay the penalty. Please help me to share the truth of Your word with others. We all need more of You.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.
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