Daily Reflections: A Daily Digital Devotional

Creation in Control

July 30, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

How countless are your works, Lord! In wisdom you have made them all. —Psalm 104:24

Psalm 104 describes the world when it was fresh and new and in submission to God. We see a definite, unquestioned hierarchy in which God acts, initiates, directs, sets boundaries, supervises, and lovingly rules over His creation. The creation looks to Him, waits for Him, bows before Him, surrenders to His control, and does as He directs.

The oceans stay within the boundaries He has established. The grass and the trees grow according to God’s direction and provide nourishment for man and animals. The sun and moon keep their appointed seasons; the animals get up when God tells them to get up and they lie down when God directs them to do so.

What’s the result? “The earth is satisfied” (v. 13); “they are satisfied with good things” (v. 28). To surrender to the Creator’s control is not onerous or burdensome; it is, in fact, the place of blessing, fullness, and peace. There’s no evidence in this passage of any stress, struggle, or strain. Because the creation isn’t vying with the Creator for control.

Make it Personal

Are you vying with God today over control of some area of your life? How would surrendering to His will bring you blessing and peace?