Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | March 6, 2014

Sovereignty’s Reign

MP900400219[1]“O Sovereign LORD, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do?”  Deuteronomy 3:24 (NIV)

 God’s sovereignty doesn’t move out the moment our bad news moves in.  But it sure does feel like it.What we dreaded and hoped against lands us face down and sovereignty seems to scatter.  How could God, what has God, and of course why would God – questions surrounded in doubts and fears. The dreaded diagnosis that shatters our hearts and the immediate chaos leaves no room for sovereignty.  Yet sitting with one who awakes from surgery and hears the word “cancer,”  I realize that God doesn’t walk away when the dread settles in.  Instead, we gather and pray and He fills her room.  We remember, rehearse and recall His perfect orchestration of our bad circumstances.  We see how He intervened and moved her name up the list rather than landed her in the waiting room.    We search out the questions and unwrap the sections we can’t explain – how God so perfectly protected, lined up and initiated every person in that operating room.  Mysteries of His divine intervention lift spirits and engage hope deep where disillusionment longs to reside.  My sweet friend dressed in hospital gown surrounded by white walls outshines the most beautiful flowers sitting on the shelf. Her spirit is strong, her God is real and we who came to encourage are inspired deep.  God’s sovereignty reigns big and large even in the midst of tears mingled with praise.  And we sit, rehearse, hold and pray because the One who planned it all shouts loud and clear – I’ve got this.

“Father , help us to lean, rest and cling to You confident that You will take our bad moments and weave them into shouts of hope.”

For His Glory

 Janet Martin
TRBC Coffee Break

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