“Everything in the heavens and earth is Yours, O Lord…We adore You as being in control of everything.”
1 Chronicles 26:11 (LB)
The new year of 2017 finds some of you in strong ministries that are thriving. Some are in struggling ministries that seem to be failing. And some find yourselves at what seems to be an dead end of ministry. I want to remind you all, that God is still in control.
God is still in control even if our plans seem to be limited. “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21 The Bible encourages us that we should make plans counting on God to direct us.
God is still in control and our problems have a purpose. “At present, you may be temporarily harassed by all kinds of trials. This is no accident – it happens to prove your faith, which is infinitely more valuable than gold.” 1 Peter 1:6-7 The Bible encourages us to never lose heart. Our troubles are temporary and victory is ahead.
God is in control and our prayers make an impact on God. “He is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of – infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.” Ephesians 3:20 Someone once said,” Prayer moves the hand that moves the world”. I believe that to be true and at the beginning of this year, I’m believing this for you.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” 1 John 5:14