The God of Heaven Rules

Editor’s note: It’s September, and here at Revive Our Hearts we’re reminiscing about the special time we had with many of you last fall at True Woman ’22 in Indianapolis (and online!). Goosebump moments included two spoken word performances by our friend Blair Linne. We’ve recreated the text of her opening presentation here, but you’ll be especially blessed if you read along with Blair’s passionate delivery in the video below. Take courage. Take comfort. Our God is in control! 

The Most High rules the kingdom of men
And gives it to whom He will
And sets over it the lowliest of men.

He changes times and seasons,
He removes kings and sets up kings,
He gives wisdom to the wise 
And knowledge to those who have understanding.               

He does this according to His will
Among the hosts of Heaven
And among the inhabitants of the earth—
The God of Heaven rules!

He rules—
Over every tide of history.
Over every king and kingdom.
Over every activity we undertake.
Over every person and part of His creation.

The world around us
Is constantly tugging on us,
Teasing us,
And sometimes taunting us
To give our worship to created things and beings—
Worship that belongs only to God our Creator.

Heaven rules
Is a right sizing truth,
Putting our view of God
And our view of ourselves
And our view of our problems
In proper perspective.

Yes, the waves are high,
But we are not awash 
In the floating debris of fate.
There is power
And there is safety
In Heaven’s rule.

Even when it hurts.
Even when it’s scary.

So, take comfort.
Take courage.
Our God is in control!

And may our victory cry be
Heaven rules!

Was True Woman ’22 or the video of Blair’s spoken word a blessing to you? Do you want more women to be encouraged to take courage and comfort in the truth that our God is in control? When you make a donation to Revive Our Hearts today, you can be a part of sending that message to women around the world who so desperately need it. For your gift of any amount, we’d love to send you a copy of Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth’s book Heaven Rules and a brand new discussion guide as our thanks. Friends like you make ministry possible.

About the Author

Blair Linne

Blair Linne

Blair Linne lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Shai, and their three children: Sage, Maya, and Ezra. Blair is an actress, speaker, author, and spoken word artist who has toured globally and is known as one of the originators of … read more …

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