He Is In Control

Saturday, February 17, 2018
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Psalm 95:3 – For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. (NIV)

It is so easy to become anxious and worried about current events when we listen to the radio or watch the news on television. When we look around us, we can also see wrong being done, and become fearful when such injustices are being practiced. We do have a choice in how we should handle all of this.

Throughout the Bible, we can read God's promises, and yet, lots of times, we let our situation take control and mess us up. I know; it happens to me. I often step back and say, "No, I am not going to worry about this. God can take care of it." Now, do I do this every time that something I hear or see causes concern? No! Thank God, He knows that we are only human. I am getting better, and yet, I still have a long way to go in leaving it in God's hands once I give it to Him. I do not know why I find myself taking the situation back and starting to worry. Why do we seem to do this?

We have to make the choice to trust God and let Him have the control. We will have less stress, and later we will be able to see how God in His wisdom and timing has worked things out for good. Now that is exciting! Daily, we need to "take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." (Ephesians 6:17 NIV)

    He Is In Control

    God never promised you a rose garden
    But peace and joy so your heart wouldn't harden.
    When you suffer, do not be afraid:
    He's your shield when Satan tries to invade.
    God can help you suffer well;
    I've been there, I can tell
    Satan attacks your heart and soul,
    But let God take control.
    He will be with you through the pain.
    Trust in Him and the victory you'll gain.
    Try to think of it as a godly test:
    Have faith that God will do the rest.

Prayer: O Lord, thank You that You are in control of every situation, no matter how impossible. Thank You that nothing is too big for You. Holy Spirit, help us not to let worry and frustration take over, but remind us of God's promises. Thank You, heavenly Father, that You love and care for each one of us. Help us to stay so closely connected to You that there is not even a little opening for the devil to slip in. In Jesus' precious name, we pray. Amen.

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Brenda Vargas <brendalovespico@gmail.com>
Pico, Azores

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:


    Thanks for the encouragement Brenda.

    Brenda, Thanks for sharing this devotional and poem with us. Blessings.

    Good morning Brenda,
    Thanks for the powerful sharing and the great poem. Let us remember “He is in control” and not to worry and have faith.

    Brenda: Thank you for your devotional today. It was so appropriate for this time in my and my husband’s life. If we don’t give all the problems to God and keep them there, we don’t sleep!
    Thanks again.

    Dear Brenda
    Thank you for your honesty. I’m glad that I am not the only one that takes the helm and not giving God the reigns. I try very hard at times and then take over again. Your prayer is my prayer.

    Thank you, Brenda,
    I am plagued by the exact same problem.
    I will keep your devotional to read when I feel overwhelmed and need that reminder again.
    Thank you.

    Brenda this is one of the greatest lessons we need to learn and follow every day. I know from many years how vital it is to my Christian walk and peace of mind.
    Thank you for reminding us.
    Bless you as you continue to follow Him and His Word.

    Thank you for this! Just what I needed to read today, as life is hard enough, without having to worry about political and world affairs! I believe we need to know, but don’t worry about it, Jesus has it under control! I tell myself this everyday!
    Thank you, again!
    May God bless you today and always!

    Dear Brenda,
    I just read your message and it was as though God was using your penmanship to speak directly to me. You are a true ambassador and the message could not have been clearer. Thank you so very much for the comfort, peace of mind and joy that your message has brought me.
    May God richly bless you and your family.

    Dear Brenda,
    When we drop a burden at Jesus’ doorstep, we have to leave it there. He will take care of it. He died for my sins to totally clear me.
    Where he states conditions, I must be careful to heed them.
    I have had to learn to remember that he has said, “I will be with you always,” and also I have had to admit my faults to those I have I have wronged.

    Thank you for the reminder that God is in control. That is a neat writing at the close of your article — what is the source of it? I had several other reminders of this truth today in several readings on my computer.
    I love these devotionals and got them from a lady in the Presbyterian Church here in SD. I was asked to sing “Amazing Grace” at a funeral. As a result, I got to know more about John Newton and how the writing of “THE IMITATION OF CHRIST” was what helped prepare him for his conversion when he almost died in a storm off the shore of Scotland. Thomas A Kempis wrote it in 1420-1427. A quote of his also blessed me in relation to John 14:6. “Without the Way, there is no going. Without the Truth there is no knowing. Without the Life, there is no living.” Thank you again for your devotional and keep on writing. I love PresbyCan every morning.

    Words of wisdom and truth Brenda. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    I picture God with cupped hands as I put my problems in them. Then as I watch He closes his hands over them to keep them safe until He works His Will.

    Brenda – thank you for this devotional and the important reminder that worry is not healthy and basically shows that we are not trusting our Father. I too struggle with “taking back” my worry, from time to time from Him. God Bless you. Continue writing.


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