I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. (Ps. 63:2)
Have you ever felt completely out of control? Unforeseen illness, job loss, family problems—all these things can leave us feeling out of control. Helpless. Everything can appear to be within our grasp until we realize we have the preverbal tiger by the tail. What we thought we had a hold on really had a hold on us. Nothing can be more challenging—and yet liberating—than coming to grips with our ultimate inability to control much of anything.
Reflecting on this truth, the psalmist leads us to consider the enormity of the God we serve. We see him in his proper place, reigning over all he has made. We even see his clothing carry purpose and authority: robed in majesty and armed with strength (see Ps. 93). God is in no way out of control. As a matter of fact, he is the very essence of kingly rule.
Maybe what you need for your journey right now is to see God for who he truly is. To see his power and glory in the world as well as in your life. If your life feels like it is coming apart at the seams, perhaps you need his strength to pull you back together. Growing in God is trusting in God. Growing in God is giving him what is already his: full reign of your life.
Reflect on the perfect reign of God.
Aaron Golden is a church planter and lead pastor at Union Point Church in New Bern, North Carolina.
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