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Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
Isaiah 40:28 NKJV
What does it mean when we say “God is in control?” It means that we believe certain things are true about God. Things that pertain to who God is, what He has said, and what He can do. God could not be in control if He was not…
Transcendent—God is above and beyond all that He has created. He is greater than anything that exists, no matter how great it might be in the eyes of the world. He is greater than the greatest need, higher than the highest hurdle, bigger than the biggest task. Compared to God’s greatness, everything is small. That is why we can say “God is in control.”
Immanent—God’s presence and power pervade His entire creation. He doesn’t stand apart from His creation as a spectator, but works within it. He is not a God who is far off, but a God who is an ever present help in time of need. That is why we can say, “God is in control.”
Infinite—God is not limited or confined by His laws of nature or how things work within the universe. Within His will are limitless possibilities, because He is the God of no limitations…no bounds…no measure. He can part a sea, calm a storm, quiet the wind, raise the dead, open blind eyes, turn water into wine, and feed a multitude from a portion meant for one. That is why we can say, “God is in control.”
Ineffable—God is knowable, and yet He is beyond any description or definition we can find. To try and define Him would exhaust our vocabulary and leave us still searching for words. He truly is indescribable. That is why we can say, “God is in control.”
Immutable—God is without change and He is unchangeable…He is and will always be changeless. He is dependable and reliable. In an ever changing world, we can build our lives upon the One who changes not. That is why we can say, “God is in control.”
Eternal— God is from everlasting to everlasting. He is without origin. He has no start and no end. He knows the end from the beginning. We can rest in His will for our lives because He knows exactly what He is doing and He is doing it with perfect wisdom. That is why we can say, “God is in control.”
Almighty—The Lord God Almighty is seated upon His throne. He is sovereign, and He rules and reigns with absolute authority. God isn’t powerful, He is all-powerful, which means He has all the power that is needed to do all that He wills to do. He has all authority and He has the final say. That is why we can say, “God is in control.”
Parts of some definitions taken from Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer.
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