All Things In Providence Are Of God

by Don Fortner

“We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”(Rom. 11:36). Every event of providence is ordered and ruled according to the sovereign will of our God. The thoughts of men and the actions of men, good and bad, angels and demons, the path of every grain of dust on a windy day, and the path of the whirlwind, everything in this universe is absolutely under the control and direction of God’s sovereign providence. Nothing happens by accident. Our great God in, his sovereign majesty, rules everything with as much ease as if there were nothing to rule. With undisturbed serenity, God rules! Because God rules all things, we know that all things shall be so ruled of God as to bring about the spiritual and eternal good of all who trust him, and all things shall be to the praise of his glory, “according to the purpose of him who worketh all-things after the counsel of his own will” (Eph. l:ll). Because God is totally, absolutely, universally sovereign in providence, we know that his purpose shall be accomplished and his promises shall all be fulfilled. Anything less than a totally sovereign God cannot be confidently trusted.

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