"His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
And His kingdom endures from generation to generation.
All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing,
But He does according to His will in the host of heaven
And among the inhabitants of earth;
And no one can ward off His hand
Or say to Him, 'What have You done?'" (Daniel 4:34-35)
Sovereign God, all of us would be quick to say that we do need to be relieved of our anxieties—they are too many and too frequent. And because we want to call our own shots, we need to be leveled and removed from the realm of pride.
Help us stop feeling as though we need an explanation of why, as life unfolds around us. Show us again, Lord, that You are God and there is no other—that our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases. You are at work in our lives, in the lives of our neighbors, in the lives of those who live across the street, across the country, and across the seas. You are at work. No one else is in charge, and You do all things well. You change the times and the seasons. You also change us.
Make Your Word as relevant as tomorrow morning's news on the Internet, as significant as what we would read in the daily paper. And bring us back to the recognition of Your sovereignty, Father: we answer to You because You are our all in all.
Today we worship Your Son as Lord, and we worship Your name as the one and only true God through whom, thankfully, we have a salvation that is eternal and secure. We rest in these truths as Your children.
We also remember those who have never met Your Son as Savior. Give them unrest, uneasiness, even sleepless nights until they find their peace and rest in knowing You . . . not in understanding their circumstances. May they believe in You through faith in Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.
Excerpted from The Prayers of Charles R. Swindoll, Volume 1, Copyright © 2010 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide.
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