“We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
Thank you for your sincere sharing last Sunday on the Awesomeness of God in relation to our call to Hollywood ! This week we have been specifically praying that God has helped you set aside a few minutes each day to delve into His greatness.
In Day Three of our study, MacDonald writes, “Choose to bury your face and even your tears in the mystery of His sovereignty.” (69) I learned two lessons from this statement. First, when the difficulties of life overtake us, we as believers are faced with a choice to accept or reject God’s sovereignty. During the darkest times in my life, that choice seemed daunting. When I realized, however, that I could choose to step out in faith and trust God, I was flooded with peace and comfort. Secondly, this statement tells us that embracing God’s sovereignty is hard and often filled with resignation and tears. It reminded me of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane tearfully wrestling with submitting to His Father’s will. In the moments when I cannot see God’s purpose in my life, submissive tears fill me with the assurance that the God of the universe has it all under control.
Now it’s your turn. In what past or present circumstances are you having difficulty accepting God’s sovereignty? Will you prayerfully and tearfully submit to Him this week ?