Friday, June 15, 2007

Friday Devotional: Our Faithful God

Today’s Friday devotional comes from an expositional book on Ruth by Sinclair Ferguson called Faithful God. He captures the beauty of the sovereignty of God that I would like to share with you. It is my prayer that it will encourage and strengthen you as it did me.

“Yet at the same time we recognize that in the midst of our confusion and the happenstances and surprises of life there is a sovereign God in heaven whose hand is upon us every moment of the day, a God who reigns over every inch of the universe in which we live. So we know that nothing ‘just happens’. Not even a sparrow falls to the ground without his knowledge, interest and rule (Matthew 10:29). All things comes to pass under the sovereign wisdom and purpose of our heavenly Father, working together for the good of those who love him, who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).

That is why we can be quietly confident—not because we know exactly what God is doing in this unpredictable world, but because we know that what is unpredictable to us is already predicted by him. He has written his purposes for us in his own book, and numbered our days before one of them was given birth or saw the light of day (Psalm 139:16).”

May these truths give you a greater measure of hope in the keeping and sustaining power of God today. What a grace and mercy to know that we have an all powerful anchor, Jesus Christ.

6 comments:

Whitney said...

I love thet fcat that God is sovereign! We can trust Him with everything and it will all work out for our good! He is SO much bigger than we ever give Him credit for!

Whitney said...

haha, I mean "fact".

stephanie said...

YES! love the post!!!!! He is in control!!!!!!

cdt said...

Yes, He is. Ya'll should read the book. It's short and really good.

stephanie said...

Yeah, I should. Could I borrow your copy? ;)

acf said...

thanks courtney.

you are such an encouragment to me!!

love you!