Katelyn’s Question #4

Who or what controls the course of events in the cosmos?

This is a continuation of the following posts:

Is There a God? If So, What is God Like?– Or Katelyn’s Question #1

Katelyn’s Question #2

Katelyn’s Question #3

 

God has ultimate control over the course of events in the cosmos.  Nothing happens outside of His course or plan for the world.  If everything in the universe happened at random, then there would not be any cause and effect relationships.  God holds sovereignty, which means He is the ultimate source of power and authority over everything that exists.

God’s providence is His care for and absolute rule over all of His creation for His glory and the good of His people.  The Bible teaches that God not only created the entire universe, but sustains it day by day.  Colossians 1:17 says:

“He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

Nothing happens that is outside of God’s influence.  Psalm 103:19 says:

“The Lord has established His throne in heaven and His kingdom rules over all.”

God rules the world with love and plans each person’s life for their own good.  Romans 8:28 says that:

“…. in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”

This verse is one of many that demonstrates how an all powerful God cares for those who believe in Him.

Through the Bible I learned that we must trust that God is in control, even in the darkest times.  While God may let a bad thing happen, He is also the only one who can fix it.  God has the power to let good, and also bad things happen, but the Bible teaches that it will work out for our good.  Proverbs 3:5-6 tells everyone to:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

 

 

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