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Sovereign Father of Ours

Leslie Shoots - June 03, 2017

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Church family,

As an evangelical Christian, I believe God is sovereign and that He does what He wills and that nothing and no one can prevent Him from carrying out His plans.

Our God is in the heavens; He does all that He pleases -Psalm 115.3

In my earlier years, that was something that I wrestled with. But now, having grown weary of wrestling, I find God's sovereignty to be a great source of comfort. I am confident that the Lord is in control, even when things don’t turn out the way that I would like them to. I can rest assured that His perfect will is being accomplished in my life.

Pretty orthodox stuff, right?

But such an orthodox perspective can become distorted when we forget that this sovereign God of ours is also a loving Father... our loving Father. And our loving Father is good in all of His ways. Jesus described the relationship this way:

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him. -Matthew 7.11

Yes, our God is the sovereign Lord of all, AND He is our good & loving Father.

I'm finding that keeping the Truth of God's sovereignty balanced by the truth of His goodness & love is essential. Otherwise my relationship with Him can easily become cold & distant. I'm praying the same for each of you in my South Church family.

Blessings to you all!