God Hasn’t Lost Control

sunset-5094795__340At every turn, there seems to be another “breaking news” report. There’s rising unemployment, businesses collapsing, plagues of locusts in Africa, raging fires, earthquakes, and other events we never thought we’d witness in our lifetime. With COVID-19, the brazen murder of George Floyd, injustice, racism, and violence, the entire world is in a state of turmoil. We’re bombarded with one shocking news story after another. But I’ve got Good News for you! God is still in control! Things out of our control are all in God’s control. As the old song goes, “He’s got the whole world in His hands.”

Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” The Hebrew definition for the word “still” means to let go or leave alone. What’s troubling you that you need to let God handle? What are you trying to fix that’s God’s business? Challenging times demand you learn how to let go and hang on to God’s unchanging hand at the same time. It’s only then you’ll experience God’s power and manifest glory in your life.

When all hell breaks loose, seek refuge in God. I encourage you to read Psalm 46 and notice how many times it mentions “God is our refuge.” When God mentions something more than once in scripture, it’s for emphasis. He wants you to believe what He’s saying.

We’re living in a season that demands greater faith and trust in God. Now is not the time to give up or lose hope. When fear, doubt and discouragement make you feel like God has abandoned you, repeat out loud, “Lord I trust You.” God isn’t absent-minded. He hasn’t forgotten you. The salvific work of Christ argues for your victory. Each day when you awake, pray for God to give you His wisdom. Ask Him how and when to apply His wisdom.

It’s hard to remain still when circumstances scream for our attention. Yet God commands us to be still. Being still means you stop trying to fight a battle that belongs to God. Allow Him to work things out on your behalf. God is not limited by time, space, or circumstance. God hasn’t lost control.

Until next time…Be blessed!

Rev. Cynthia Jackson
Rhema Inspirations

Rev. Cynthia Jackson is the administrator of the Rhema4U Blog and Innovations Ministries Director. Rev. Jackson is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was licensed and ordained under the tutelage of Bishop David G. Evans. She is an associate minister at Bethany Baptist Church located in Lindenwold, New Jersey. Rev. Jackson founded Innovations Ministries in 2001. Innovations Ministries provides dynamic and innovative programs and services for individuals and families dealing with various health-related issues. She is a gifted teacher, preacher, conference speaker and writer. God has anointed Rev. Jackson to be a spiritual midwife with a passion to empower others to birth God's vision for their lives. Rev. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Management from Eastern University, a Master of Science Degree in Health Administration from Saint Joseph's University and a Master of Science Degree in Christian Counseling from Cairn University. Reverend Jackson resides in Clementon, New Jersey.

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