"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." - Genesis 1:1, ESV
Have you ever read a verse that you have read over and over and had it scream out to you like it was the first time ever? That happened this morning for me. As I read the very first verse of the Bible, this thought came to mind:
"The expanse of the universe declares that God can handle it."
Think about what God created out of absolutely nothing. Think about the expanse of the universe and everything that we don't have a clue about it. Think about the creativity found in the oceans of the world with all of the wildlife living down there. Think about every living creature on planet earth. Think about the human body and everything that blows scientists/doctors away about how our bodies work. And now be reminded: God made all of that from absolutely nothing. And the thing is: God looked at what he had made and came away saying, "Oh wow! Yeah, that is very good."
This is not a blog trying to explain God's sovereignty in the midst of trouble. I'm not trying to explain why a good God allows bad things to happen. But what I am saying is that whatever you're facing, God can handle it. If you don't understand why it's happening, at least be encouraged that there is a God who does and who can handle it. Keep going to him. Be encouraged by him and follow his lead as he shows you the way through it. Remember: God created the miraculous out of nothing. Think about what he is doing with what you see as completely out of control.