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A Prayer of Praise for God’s Sovereignty
By: Emily Rose Massey

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” - Romans 8:28, NASB

Providence is the act of providing or preparing for future use or application; a making ready; preparation.

That is the word that comes to mind when I think about my experience with the birth of my third son, Jude. I had been listening to sermons the entire week about not being anxious or worried leading up until the day I went into labor with him. I’m so glad I prepared my heart with those teachings because I had no idea how much I would need to trust the Lord as I prepared to give birth to our sweet baby Jude.

When Jude entered the world, he was lifeless and not breathing for what seemed like an eternity. It was a scary several minutes for me not knowing what was happening as they rushed him to the other end of the room, but now I continue to praise Him for His great sovereignty, knowing that He was faithful to hear my cries of “Please Father” and saved my son. In His providence, He prepared me for an extremely anxious-filled situation.

I cannot truly put into words the gratitude that my heart has felt these last six months as I reflect on those extremely intense moments after Jude’s birth and the moments of seeing my little man with all the tubes and wires on his tiny body when I nursed him for the first time in the NICU. Truly, the Lord was so incredibly merciful to us that day.


Nothing with God is coincidence or happenstance; He is sovereign and in control of every detail in our life, guiding our every step. His work in our lives is providential through and through, and He causes all things to work out for our good and for His glory.

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28, NASB).

After this life-changing experience, this verse has had a profound impact upon my heart as I continue to reflect on the goodness and faithfulness of God.

We serve a mighty God who is completely providential and sovereign over all things in our lives. Because of that, He can be trusted and you can find rest. Let’s pray.

Father God,

I praise You for Your mighty providential hand in my life. You are in control and You work every detail for my good and for Your glory. Even amid the unknown, that may cause anxiety, I choose to trust You and rest in Your sovereignty.

You are worthy to be praised for who You are. I am so thankful for Your sovereignty that guides, protects, and holds my life together. Continue to strengthen my faith in you. Help me be a light to others who also need to trust your sovereignty.

In Jesus’ name,

Emily Massey began writing short stories and poetry as a little girl, entered the blogging world in her early 20s, and published her first book in 2015. She enjoys being a stay-at-home momma while still being able to pursue her passion as a writer. Believing she has been forgiven much, she loves much, and desires to point others to Christ and His redemptive and transforming power, especially by sharing truth found in God’s written word. If you would like to connect with Emily, you can visit www.emilyrosemassey.com.

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