What is the extent of God’s control?

Yesterday we began our Living in 4G series and we took a look at the reality that God is Great. We saw that because God is great, we don’t have to be in control. God is sovereign and ruling over the universe that he created — so we can trust him. It raises the question, “What is the extent of God’s control over the world?”

Charles Spurgeon answered the question this way:

I believe that every particle of dust that dances in the sunbeam does not move an atom more or less than God wishes—
that every particle of spray that dashes against the steamboat has its orbit, as well as the sun in the heavens—
that the chaff from the hand of the winnower is steered as the stars in their courses.
The creeping of an aphid over the rosebud is as much fixed as the march of the devastating pestilence—
the fall of sere leaves from a poplar is as fully ordained as the tumbling of an avalanche.

HT: Justin Taylor

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  1. #1 by Rochelle Billeter on July 12, 2010 - 8:23 am

    Luke,
    I love this! At a time when life seems to be out of control, it’s comforting to know that God is and always will be in control. And God will use circumstances for HIS glory, honor and will. I just need to hang on for the ride and trust. It’s amazing to me how God speaks to you at the moment you need it most with the exact word you need to hear. What an incredible God we have!!

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