O Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. (Ps. 104:1)

“WE NEED TO PERFORM HEART surgery on your fiancée,” the surgeon said. Fear paralyzed me. We were in a large city hospital, 120 miles from home. Because of circumstances beyond our control, no one else had been available to bring Sonny to the hospital for a test. Now it had turned into much more than that: an emergency heart surgery. We weren’t married, yet a life-or-death decision had to be made. When I tried to pray, all I could say was “God, please don’t let him die.” Several hours later, the surgeon appeared in the doorway of the waiting room and took me to see Sonny. He had made it through the surgery.

The words of this psalm extol the greatness of God, His power and majesty. When we can’t control the circumstances around us or pray effectively on behalf of a loved one, God takes over. His greatness puts Him in places we can’t be. The clouds are His chariot, the winds His messengers, the flames of fire His servants. He’s never paralyzed by fear or controlled by impossible situations.

When problems come, as they surely will, remember we serve a great God, who is clothed with splendor and majesty beyond our comprehension. He can handle whatever comes our way. We must allow Him to be in control.

Let God take control of the situations you’re facing.

Vickie Phelps lives in Texas with her husband and their schnauzer. She collects books, plays the organ, and is a trained cake decorator.