GOD IS SOVEREIGN
The word sovereign means supreme authority over everything. God demonstrated His supreme authority over everything by creating the world out of nothing. When God said, "let there be light." The light was formed. Genesis chapters 1 and 2 demonstrated how God created everything by the command of His voice. God created the earth's ecosystem so that we can live and survive. God provided us the sun to give us warmth. He provided us the rain to give us fresh water to drink. He provided us the moon and stars at night to provide us light in the night. He provided us fruits and vegetables to eat.
With His sovereign power, He can provide everything that we need, but also He can bring disaster, which is suffering. For example, God can allow rain, but He can also enable massive storms that can cause flooding. During the time of Noah, God flooded the earth, and only Noah and his family survived. When the nation of Israel rebelled against God, He used King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon to destroy their city and take them captive for seventy years. God allows suffering in this world because of the consequences of sin. God can bring life, but also He can take away life.
As a genuine believer of our Lord Jesus, we need to accept and believe God of who He is and not what we think of what God should be. Many people stopped believing in God because they could not accept or take that God allows suffering and death in this world. God has the supreme authority over everything in His creation. He has the right to create and destroy. Can a clay that the potter is molding argue with the one that is molding him? No, the potter has all the right on what he wants to do with the clay. It is useless to fight against God because God can do whatever He wants.
We need to submit to God's sovereign power. As we submit our lives to the sovereignty of God, we will experience hope, peace, and safety in our lives because no matter what happens, nothing will be able to separate us from His love. Romans 8:37-39 says, "No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Ask yourself these questions: How do I feel knowing that God is sovereign? How does the sovereignty of God affect my current situation? Why is it important to submit to the supreme authority of God?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, I am thankful that you are a sovereign God because I will always be safe in your arms. No matter what happens in this world, nothing can snatch me away from your hands. Thank you for saving me through your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank you for the hope that I have in you. Please help me now with (mention your prayer requests). In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.