Monday, November 07, 2016

In God's Hands - Revelation 4:11

Revelation 4:11          “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will, they were created and have their being.”

            Being a life-long Presbyterian, I have personally believed and heavily relied upon the Sovereignty of God. My faith informs me through the Scriptures that God made everything and that by His infinite will, life is sustained throughout the universe. This helps me immensely in situations beyond my control, as well as during times outside my understanding. Since God created all things, then I believe that He constantly oversees our lives and continually prepares the future ahead of us. Tomorrow is always in His almighty hands.

            I know that many people are concerned about the future of our country, especially when the outcome of this present election is known. However, no matter what happens or whoever is chosen to be our leader, Christ is still the Head of the Church and God is the Supreme Being of the entire universe. Leaders come and go, nations rise and fall, but the word, way, and will of the Lord continues forever, so in the end, it is God’s leadership that will prevail; it is His Kingdom that will endure.

Questions for personal reflection

What worries me about the future? Am I willing to place it in God’s capable hands?

Prayer:            Lord Jesus, You are the Lord of our lives and the King of our hearts. In the midst of all that troubles and concerns us, help us to reach out to You for peace and tranquility, hope and harmony. In your Holy Name, we pray. Amen.

John Stuart is the pastor of Erin Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. If you would like to ask questions or make comments about today’s message, please send him an email to

Today’s image is one of John’s Fall drawings called “Smoky Mountain Morning.” If you would like to view a larger version, please click this link: Fall.

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