Acknowledge God’s Sovereignty

“In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me. Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.” Psalm 120:1-2

The disciples said, “Lord teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples” Luke 11:1.

And he said, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” Matthew 6:9-13

The Psalmist here says,

“Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.”

And he continued, “What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.” Psalm 120:3-7 

There are people bent on frustrating all goodwill; you become their target when you speak peace. Why? They hate peace, and more also they want to frustrate God’s will. But God has the absolute right to govern and dispose of the universe as He pleases despite the attempts of man to frustrate His will. 

The mistake people do is think God is like them. Psa. 50:21 says, “Thou thoughtest that I was altogether as thyself.”

But first and foremost God, the substance of God is pure spirit my friend.  It must be remembered that when the Scriptures speak of God’s eye, ear, and hand they speak in a metaphorical sense called anthropomorphism (lit. form of man). It is a language of accommodation used that you and me may understand God better. For instance, Psalm 91:4 says, “He shall cover thee, with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” God is not a bird my friend, He is not a chicken wing lol.

Anyway, in your prayers acknowledge God’s Sovereignty over your situations.

Look at the following verses;

  • “Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory and the majesty: for all in the heaven and all in the earth is Thine; Thine is the Kingdom, O Lord, and Thou art exalted as Head above all…And Thou reignest over all” 1 Chronicles 29:11,12.
  • “He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What doest thou? ” Daniel 4:35 
  • “It is not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?” Matthew 20:15 
  • “Hath not the potter power over the clay?” Romans 9:21 

Because God is sovereign He can answer prayer. 

Every man who prays that God would heal the sick or convert a sinner from the error of his ways, acknowledges God’s sovereignty. Because God is sovereign man is encouraged to pray and to seek the Lord. “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near.” (Isa. 55:6) 

The hope and fate of humanity does not rest with a powerless God but with the mighty One who can save. 

“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.” (Isa. 59:1) 

The doctrine of God’s sovereignty is a most helpful and encouraging doctrine.

Because God is sovereign He can do all things;

  • God is able to perform that which He promised
  • God is able to deliver us
  • God is able to give us grace to bear temptation Rom. 4:21 Dan. 3:17, 1 Cor. 10:13, 41
  • God is able to make all grace abound toward us
  • God is able to do abundantly above all that we ask
  • God is able to subdue all things
  • God is able to keep that which I have committed to Him
  • God is able to succor them that are tempted
  • God is able to save to the uttermost
  • God is able to keep us from falling 2 Cor. 9:8, Eph. 3:20, Phil. 3:21, 2 Tim. 1:12, Heb. 2:18, Heb. 7:25, Jude 1:24

“Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me” Isaiah 45:11.

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Laurence Muzembi (Th.D, D.D, MDiv, B.A in Biblical Studies, Cert in Counselling & Psychotherapy ) is author, pastor, life coach and business consultant. Tired of seeing Christians stumble and crush landing, he sets up Muzembi.Org as a guiding beacon for them, and to make a difference.

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