God Reigns!

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.” Isaiah 40:28

Do you ever wonder who’s in charge? You may hope it’s God, but you’re not sure about that all the time, because sometimes he seems silent or inactive, and ungodly leaders who don’t even acknowledge his existence really seem to be controlling things. At those times it’s easy to doubt whether or not God really has the whole world—and your specific situation—in his hands.

But don’t doubt. The scriptures declare emphatically that God reigns and that his rule is everlasting and that the earth and all who live in it are his. Just reread the verse above and consider these additional scriptures along with it.

“Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” (Psalm 90:2).

“The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” (Psalm 24:1).

“The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.” (Psalm 103:19).

The best news is that this awesome, everlasting, all-powerful, creator God promises to be with all who put their hope in him. That’s the message of the verses that follow the verse above from Isaiah 40. “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:29-31).

There’s no doubt about it, God reigns! God rules! He’s got the whole world in his hands and he stands ready to help you deal with all of the ups and downs of today—and tomorrow!

Having begun as a guest speaker in 2005, Dan was appointed Interim Pastor in 2008 and has been serving Maple Root Baptist ever since. As a small group leader and Chaplin for the Connecticut Tigers, Dan has a heart for the lost and the God that saves them.

Dan Kinnaman

Pastor, Maple Root Baptist Church