This is the word from His Word that finally set me free.
When I accepted the truth that He is the King of kings and I am the queen of zip, life became more joyful, change became more manageable, pain became more bearable, hope became more certain, and love became more real.
If God is sovereign, then we are not in charge of our world after all. Huge. Relief. Even in our leadership roles, in our positions of responsibility, God is the One who guides us.
He rules. He reigns. He redeems.
Only the Almighty holds sway over the earth and all it contains. “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” (Revelation 4:11).
His will, not our will. Sovereignty in a thumbnail.
The word sovereign comes from ancient origins and means “over” and “above.” Someone who is “superlative in quality” and “of the most exalted kind.” Someone who has “curative powers” and “undisputed ascendancy” and “supreme power” and “absolute autonomy.”
Thank you, Merriam-Webster, for perfectly defining the One we serve.
“Sovereign Lord, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do?” (Deuteronomy 3:24)
Easy answer: No god can do what our God does. His deeds are King-size, His works are mighty, and His supremacy is assured.
For many of our online sisters, God’s sovereignty is the one quality of His they treasure most.
Debbie reminds us, “Only because He is Sovereign can He be all-wise, all-knowing, all-present, all-good.”
Marcia believes, “Nothing happens that He hasn’t approved of. I’ve learned He can be trusted with what is best—even when I can’t see it at the time.”
Christine admits, “Knowing and truly understanding His sovereignty makes His other attributes all the more endearing and precious to me.”
Dorsee says, “Because God is all that He claims to be, I never have to fear anything in my life happening outside of His knowledge or power.”
You are so wise, my sisters.
How does the truth of God’s sovereignty affect the way you do life? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. It means so much to your sisters here and to me!
Your grateful sister, Liz,
who is fighting a sinus infection (lovely) yet resting in His sovereignty
P.S. We’ll discover God’s sovereignty in action in It’s Good to Be Queen: Becoming as Bold, Gracious, and Wise as the Queen of Sheba, releasing July 21st. Why not pre-order your copy now?