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God is in Control.

25 Mar

I’ve been listening to the “music” of a song that some friends have requested me to sing for them. It’s a familiar song…I have actually sung it a couple times before. But tonight- the music became automatic and the “lyrics” began to penetrate my soul.

They touched my heart so much that I just have to share them with you!

The song is called “God is in Control” by Twila Paris 🙂

This is no time for fear
This is a time for faith and determination
Don’t lose the vision here
Carried away by emotion
Hold on to all that you hide in your heart
There is one thing that has always been true
It holds the world together

God is in control
We believe that His children will not be forsaken
God is in control
We will choose to remember and never be shaken
There is no power above or beside Him, we know
God is in control, oh God is in control

History marches on
There is a bottom line drawn across the ages
Culture can make its plan
Oh, but the line never changes
No matter how the deception may fly
There is one thing that has always been true
It will be true forever

He has never let you down
Why start to worry now?
He is still the Lord of all we see
And He is still the loving Father
Watching over you and me

watching over you..watching over me..
every little sparrow..every little thing…

Twila Paris

It is an amazing comfort to know that God is in control! Tough times happen…in fact some pretty down-right devastating times take place and yet– he has never let us down, so why should we start to worry now?!

Our human nature tells us that our first instict should be to worry and get upset when things don’t happen the way we think they ought to. Our human nature wants to take over and be in control, instead. Things like death, abuse, incurable illness, hurt, pain, suffering…are all incredibly hard to deal with. But, if we can just go through life knowing that God (the creator of ALL things) knows what is best for our life and trust him to make sure that only the BEST takes place….we will see very clearly that he is most certainly in control.

I think back to just a few days ago as I was painting my kitchen. I flipped on WMUZ, the local christian radio station, and heard one of the most amazing testimony’s I have ever heard….

 A lady by the name of Miranda told her life story. She was born to a drug addict mother, who delivered her on the streets and kept her there until police stepped in and brought her to the hospital where she was found to be in severe drug withdrawl. She was hospitalized for the first 7.5 months of her life where she was moved into foster care requiring a lot of medical assistance. She lived with several families, getting tossed around from home to home because they couldn’t keep up with her medical needs. Eventually a family did adopt her but her adoptive father beat her on an almost daily basis. After enduring hardship after hardship she went to Sunday School one morning when she was 9 and gave her heart to Christ. She prayed and believed with great faith that she would be rescued from the abuse and that the state would find her a home that she would really be loved in the way that God intended her to be loved. The way that he loved her. Long story short, her adoptive father was caught beating her by a neighbor and was sent to prison just 13 days after giving her hear to Christ. She was immedietly put back into foster care where she went to live with a family who cherished her exactly the way that she prayed. 2 years after being placed in that foster family’s home, she was offically legally adopted. Today she has a clean bill of health and she works as a counsellor at her local elementary school. She has helped thousands of children with issues exactly like hers because she has “been there”….  And this is the most amazing part- she THANKS God for her ‘misfortune’!!! She says she knows that beyond a shadow of a doubt that God was with her, protecting her, throughout her childhood. Sure, it was a little rougher than that of her friend’s childhoods however she knows that God was and is in control. And, through her life story he is saving SO many souls and lives today! WOW!!!

It’s hard to wrap your mind around this story!

God doesn’t stand back and “watch” bad things happen, friends! He is holding our hands, carrying us through each hard time! He was, is and always will be in control because he is an all powerful and amazing God! If you are going through a trial- be assured that he is taking good care of you. Know that during this time you are being held very high in his favor.

God is in Control. Period.

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2 Comments

Posted by on March 25, 2011 in Christian, Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “God is in Control.

  1. Nana

    March 25, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Excellently written!!!! And yes God is in Control of every situation. Love you sweetie!!!! Mom, xoxoxo

     
  2. Joanne

    March 26, 2011 at 12:36 am

    What a wonderful post Mandy….inspiring!

     

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