God is Sovereign over everything. Yet He permits mankind to exercise free will and we’ve come almost 6000 years and mankind and nations are exactly where they are according to His timetable.
For, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.”
1 Corinthians 10:26
Mind-boggling how God does it all without making us robots is beyond our understanding. But as believers, we know it’s true because we have His word and we take it by faith. Everything that was prophesied in the Old Testament concerning Christ first coming was fulfilled to the last jot and tittle.
Today, most of what was prophesied about the End Times have fallen into place. All according to His timetable, nothing caught God off guard. He knew it all before it happened because of His foreknowledge and nothing can change His mind because God is Sovereign over everything.
God’s Sovereign Promise for Believers
It’s a good idea to remind ourselves from time to time that God is Sovereign not just over the Universe and everything in it but in every aspect of the believer’s life. Christians can rest in God’s Sovereignty and the assurance that no matter what trouble we may face, God is Sovereign over it, and He will never allow us to take on more than we can handle.
‘No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.’
I Corinthians 10:13
Lastly, knowing that as members of the body of Christ, because we believed the gospel of grace by faith alone, God’s Sovereign promise is that He will complete what He started our lives (Philippians 1:6). And what is that promise? That no matter what happens to us during this temporary earthly sojourn, we will spend eternity with the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
‘being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; ‘
‘But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.’
I Thessalonians 4:13-18