God Alone Reigns Over All

At all times and in every situation the Lord is in control. Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” It is in the midst of trouble that we often find our mind careening from one frantic thought to another.

The definition for careen is to move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way in a specified direction. We alone are in control of our thoughts. David wrote Psalm 131. Verse 2 is a stillness discipline that we need to employ as well.

It says, “Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.” In the midst of adversity, we can instantly still our heart when we set our gaze upon the Lord who is always reigning in righteousness.

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? 

Here is another Psalm that David wrote. I like to embrace it as my heart’s cry when I am feeling overwhelmed. Psalm 61:1-2 says, “Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”

David was acknowledging that he needed God to be his Solidity in the raging storm of his overwhelming circumstances. Verse 3 says, “For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy.”


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