O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.
Relax, God Is in Control
When everything else around you seems to be in chaos and out of control, God never is. God is in the storm. God never promises to keep us out of the storm, to take us around the storm, or to take us over the storm, but He does promises to go with us through the storm. Just as the disciples were with Jesus in the storm (Matt. 8:24), so too is God with us when we seem to have lost control of everything in our life. When you can no longer control what is going on in your life, you can trust God to take it over for you. He has the power and ability to be in every situation.
Trusting God in Chaos
God is omnipotent (all-powerful), omnipresent (present everywhere at all times), and omniscient (all-knowing). So why couldn’t we trust Him when our life turns chaotic? That is a rhetorical question that has an obvious answer. Of course we can trust Him in our life, no matter what it looks like at the moment. It is important to trust God more than our circumstances because we know God’s Word says that everything that happens to us will surely work out for our best in the end (Rom. 8:28). Do you believe that? We must have faith in God or we cannot possibly please Him (Heb. 11:6), and our goal should always be to please God.
Is God Your Pilot or Co-Pilot?
I saw a bumper sticker a few years ago that said “God is my co-pilot.” I’m sorry to tell the guy, but I wouldn’t want to be traveling with him if God were only his co-pilot. Wouldn’t we rather have God as our pilot and in control of our trip in life? No GPS is like God because they make mistakes, but God never does. My GPS stands for “God’s Perfect Steering,” and no batteries are required! What about yours? Who’s your global positioning system? We should stop striving and realize that God is sovereign (Psalm 46:10) and that we can rest during the trip. Take your hand off the wheel. God has promised in His Word that He will not send you into something that you cannot go through (1 Cor. 10:13), so trust in God with your whole heart and don’t ever rely on what you think you know (Prov. 3:5).
A Closing Prayer
Oh supreme and sovereign God, You are the Creator of all things, and this makes You sovereign over the storm. I know you can bring order out of chaos, so please help me to trust You when I have lost control of the situation because when I can’t trust anything else in this life, I know I can always trust You, and in Jesus’ name I thank You and pray.
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