The world around us makes us wonder if God really rules it.
We hear about tragedies all around the world all the time.
People act against each other, for no reason.
There is torture, cruelty and violence rampant in the world.
The economic situation is getting more worrisome all the time and many people are laid off.
People lose their homes and families live in insecurity.
At the same time we can see that modern slavery is just rising.
Our lives are touched by all these global tragedies but also our personal struggles.
There is sickness, death, depression, loneliness, infertility, poverty, aimlessness, oppression, exclusion, rejection…
Does God really rule this world?
I claim that every time you find yourself in a situation where you ask if God really rules this world,
It is because He has brought you there to show what the real kingdom is: His Kingdom.
16 On his robe and thigh was written this title: “King of Kings and Lord of Lords.”
Revelation 19:16 Living Bible (TLB)
The story of the real ruler
Bible is a great story of the real ruler.
Who is the true King of Kings or who has the true power.
God has revealed himself to us so we could understand this.
All through the bible God lets his voice be heard:
I did it.
I am the first and the last.
God shows us the history of the world, from the beginning to the end.
And in every part of it, He says, I did it.
The central idea of the story of the creation for the people in Moses’ time was the same as it is for us:
Our God made the world – no other God did, nor a cosmic force or the chance.
From His own will God chose a group of people and made a covenant with them.
Prophets would declare to the people who forgot their covenant that the punishment they would meet would be a punishment from God, not a strategy of a world conqueror.
In Jesus God came and told us in human voice, as He told to Moses, I am.
I have come to conquer the sin and the death, and to show what eternal life in my Kingdom is.
In Revelations God reveals us what will happen, so that we would not be afraid but would believe that
Our God still rules and will take to a good conclusion His plan of saving us all.
Very profound post! I am not sure who really rules us.ReplyDelete
That's a great question, who truly rules us all?ReplyDelete
Great testimony. I believe that God made the world and he is our Father.ReplyDelete
You are always asking such thought provoking questions. Thanks for your post!ReplyDelete
Lovely pictures of those flowers. Thanks for posting them.ReplyDelete
You always make me think when I come over here. And of course, amazing photos.ReplyDelete
I believe that God does everything for a reasonReplyDelete
Nice thought provoking post. God is in control.ReplyDelete
I believe in science, logic, and facts but I am glad that you are able to find comfort in your faith.ReplyDelete
Not just comfort but joy, Kassondra, and even logic and facts. What I can understand of science isn't against my faith either. But Universe is too vast for me to undestand it, and so is God.Delete
This is a very personal post that I can appreciate, though I'm not sure I necessarily agree with it. To each their own and if you're happy (which it sounds like you are :) ) that's all that really matters.ReplyDelete
Belief is very personal, Michael, like you said to each their own. And no one can force you believe one thing or another, only claim to believe and in reality, to lie. It is also a personal decition, what you choose to believe and must be respected. I hope that you will always find what your heart desires!Delete
Very profound. Lots of good things to think about.ReplyDelete
I absolutely believe that God is in control, however, I also feel some of the horrible things that happen are a result of our own decisions (actions or lack thereof). From my own personal tragedies I can tell you it is important to keep faith that everything does happen for a reason. It might not feel like when you are going through a tragic event, but when the dust settles, many times that reason will be revealed and we can learn and grow from the experiences.ReplyDelete
I agree, and that is excatly how I have felt in my life.Sometimes it's better not to try to look for a reason but just trust that there is one.Delete
Great questions, very thought provoking. Love your photography. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
What a thought provoking post. Beautiful pictures. Definitely something I will think about today.ReplyDelete
I think he rules the world,but he gave us free will so it's not always his choice what is going on.ReplyDelete
Interesting food for though and the photos are lovely as always.ReplyDelete
God is definitely in control! But we choose our paths. Amber NReplyDelete