Providence is one of the most important things you need to know in your Christian experience. The first most important thing, of course, is the gospel. You need to know how to come to faith in Jesus Christ for your eternal destiny through the forgiveness of your sins.
But following the truth of salvation, the second most important thing you must know in your Christian life is this concept of providence. Providence is the hand of God in the glove of history.
1 Timothy 6:15 reminds us that God is the ruler over all and brings everything about in His perfect timing. We read, “…which He will bring about at the proper time—He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords.”
God’s sovereignty means that He is the absolute ruler, controller and sustainer of His creation. He is the One who has the final say-so. Nothing, absolutely nothing, sits outside of God’s sovereignty.
There are no events over which He does not rule. There are no situations that happen which He does not either create or allow.
Your boss does not have the last say.
Your mate does not have the last say.
Your parents do not have the last say.
Your health does not have the last say.
Even you do not have the last say.
God created this world and all that is within it—and He rules over all. Remember that truth as you head into the end of this year and the beginning of a new one. Rest in the hope of His providential care.
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