God is in Control

By Jeff Klick

God Rules Over Man

Proverbs 16:9 - "In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps."

Proverbs 19:21 - "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails."

Ephesians 1:11 - "In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will."

James 4:15 - "You ought to say, 'If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that.'"

God Rules Over All Plans

Job 42:2 - "I know that You can do all things; no plan of Yours can be thwarted."

Psalms 115:3 - "Our God is in heaven; He does whatever pleases Him."

Proverbs 21:1 - "The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord; He directs it like a watercourse wherever He pleases."

Proverbs 21:30 - "There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD."

Isaiah 14:27 - "For the LORD Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart Him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?"

Isaiah 43:13 - "Yes, and from ancient days I am He. No one can deliver out of My hand. When I act, who can reverse it?"

Daniel 4:35 - "All the peoples of the eart are regarded as nothing. He does as He pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back His hand or say to Him: 'What have You done?'"

Revelation 3:7 - "To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of Him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open."

God Rules Over the Good and Bad

Ecclesiates 7:13-14 - "Consider what God has done: Who can straighten what He has made crooked? When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future.

Isaiah 45:7 - "I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things."

Lamentations 3:37-38 - "Who can speak and have it happen if the LORD has not decreed it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come?"

God Rules Over Nature

Job 37:3,6,10-13 - "He unleases His lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth...He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'...The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen. He loads the clouds with moisture; He scatters His lightning through them. At His direction they swirlaround over the face of the whole earth to do whatever He commands them. He brings the clouds to punish men, or to water His earth and show His love."

Psalms 147:8,16-18 - "He covers the sky with clouds; He supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills...He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes. He hurls down His hail like pebbles. Who can withstand His icy blast? He sends His word and melts them; He stirs up His breezes, and the waters flow."

Amos 4:7 - "I also withheld rain from you when the harvest was still three months away. I sent rain on one town, but withheld it from another. One field had rain; another had none and dried up."

Summary

Our God is all-powerful, all-knowing and everywhere. Our God knows when a sparrow falls to the ground, and how many hairs you have on your head. He never sleeps, takes a vacation, or is unavailable. These are just a sampling of the Scriptures that say our God is in control. He reigns over everything and everybody. We can rest in this fact that our Father loves us and His will shall be accomplished in our lives.