God’s Sovereign Love
After I was diagnosed with two macular holes and before I was able to travel back to my doctors, I received a lot of conflicting information. For about two months I didn’t know if I would keep useful vision, and I was uncertain about next steps. I would wake in the middle of the night looking around to see if I could still see. It was a very difficult time.
God’s sovereign love keep me going. I was in the midst of editing my book, When Storms Come: Will You Be Ready? I was (and am) convinced that He was (and is) in total control, that I would keep, or not keep, useful vision according to His will (and His will alone). I was convinced that whatever happened, He loved me, was with me, would be with me, would bring good out of this trouble, and would give me ways joyfully to serve Him regardless.
Of course, I wasn’t consistent. There were times fear flooded in. Then I would have to give myself a severe talking-to, reviewing God’s truths of His all-powerful love for me.
I learned, first hand, about His sovereign love, grew in humility and submission (I wasn’t in control of this, He was!), and more and more trusted my holy God.
God is always who He is, never changing. He is a unified whole, whose attributes don’t conflict, but complement. God always loves and … (pick another attribute).
God’s sovereign love means He is at work in us.
He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)
For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13)
The fact that God’s love is sovereign is immense. It isn’t just that He loves His children (those who have received Christ as Lord and Savior), it is that He makes His love tangible reality. He promises love and He fulfills love. He arranges everything to make His love operate in our lives. He uses every storm to make us into the image of His Son, fitting us for eternity, and helping us through our troubles. (Romans 8:28)
Rejoice in His unfathomable love!
We should examine ourselves: Do you, do I, trust God’s sovereignty? Do you, do I, trust God’s love? Is your, my, confidence in Him?
As always, we must be thoughtfully and prayerfully reading God’s word, learning about Him, relying on Him for wisdom and direction.
He is trustworthy. I pray our lives show it.