I used this term in my sermon this Sunday, explaining that one reason we lose our joy is that we have an inadequate understanding of the sovereignty of God. I asked myself as I was driving home, is this true for me in my life? We all go through situations where the phone rings and we hear some news at the other end and we aren’t ready for it. Or, we are barely making through the month and our refrigerator breaks down. We wonder how we are going to pay the bills. And as we look at others everything seems to be going just fine for them, while our life seems to have taken a turn. Where is God in all this?
Do we surround ourselves with the thought of these trying circumstances or do we see the sovereign hand of God at work? I am reminded of Psalm 139:16, “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” God has your entire life mapped out for you. Here is a quote from Charles Spurgeon, “The sovereignty of God is a sweet pillow that you can lay your head at night. It is a beautiful truth not only that God is in control over all but is also working everything out — the good and the bad — for your good, and his glory. This sweet doctrine is medicine for the soul that you can take in any season of life.”
Take comfort in this truth! Lay your head on the pillow of the sovereignty of God and sleep well through the night.