All Talk But No Action

“Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it” (Mark Twain).  That certainly is true of the harsh weather so many places in the USA have experience during this past winter.  It’s true of India, too, where temperatures are starting to soar.  Everyone talks about how bad is sometimes, been but no one does anything to change it.  That’s because we can’t!  We have no control over the weather.  All we can do is talk.  What happens is out of our control.

But it isn’t out of God’s control!  He controls the weather (Psalm 77:16-18; 148:8; 42:7; Jonah 1:4).  He controls everything else as well.  Everything!  Despite all our advancements in the sciences, man really can’t control that much in life today.  We like to think we are in control but we are not.  A simple, beautiful, tiny thing like a snowflake (in large amounts) can shut down a large city and change everyone’s plans in just a few hours.  It’s one of the little ways God has of reminding us that He is God and we are not!

No, we are not in control of everything.  In fact we aren’t in control of very much.  But that’s OK, because we know the One Who is in total control of absolutely everything, and we know He has our ultimate best interests at heart.  We can’t control everything, but don’t need to because God already does!  (Doylestown, PA  April 11, 2016))

1 Chronicles 29:11-12 “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power, and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.  Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom;  you are exalted as head over all.  Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.”

Do you feel out of control of your own life? Are you trying to control something in your life that just won’t be controlled by you?  Surrender it to the One Who is sovereign over it all and Who has promised to do what is best for your growth and His glory!

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