He is the Almighty (Genesis 17:1 and Revelation 1:8), unlimited in power, able to do all that He chooses.
What good would it be if God could be everywhere at once and know all things if He were powerless to respond? Thankfully, this is not the God we serve. He is powerful. He is able. He is Almighty. A god without the ability to respond to all situations would not be a god. God by essence of who He is has all power to do all things.
God created everything in the universe from nothing and is in control of all. Some people want to deny God is the Creator so that they do not have to acknowledge that He rules over all. Regardless of their opinion, He is God, the Creator. He is ruler of all. It could be no other way. A god that cannot control is not a god. Praise Him. We serve the One who is in complete control.
Knowing God is in control can give us great peace. If we believe God is in control and we are His children, we can be confident that He will take care of us. We don’t have to worry about today or tomorrow. We can live knowing that the One who is in control of all things has us securely in His hands.
Every situation we face has been filtered through the perfect will of God, even the difficult and painful ones. We can trust Him because He is omnipotent. He can alter any situation He chooses.
We may ask why does He let bad things happen. We may not know every answer until we get to heaven, but here are some possibilities:
One reason is the fall of man. Since man’s rebellion in the garden of Eden, God allows sin to have limited rule in this world. (limited – nothing out rules God). Because of sin’s rule and the pain it causes, we partially experience what life is like without the goodness of God. This experience should draw us near to Him.
Another reason God may allow bad is to use it for His good. Aren’t we more amazed when all looks hopeless and God works circumstances out for good? Joseph testified to this about the betrayal he suffered from his brothers. But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive (Genesis 50:20).
God’s Word promises in Romans 8:28, And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Knowing that God is all-powerful and He allows some challenging situations can help build our confidence in Him.
God is our source–of peace, sustenance, joy. Great post, Karen. Thanks and God bless!