Daily Reflections

A Great and Precious Gift

January 28, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:19

God’s Providence. The word describes His care and guidance of all things, but it also speaks to His wise, sovereign rule over every detail of His creation. Now, this is admittedly a subject that can stir up animated arguments. But there are basically two options.

Either God sovereignly causes and/or permits everything to happen that happens in our lives and in this world or He stands by and watches passively and powerlessly, unwilling or unable to do anything about what happens.

I choose door number one. Where would we be without the certain knowledge that “He’s got the whole world in His hands” and that every detail of our lives and days is ordered by our all-wise, all-knowing, loving God? Far from being a crushing burden to be borne or diminishing our value, the Providence of God is a great and precious gift. To be helpless victims of chance, tossed about on the storms of life— that would be forever disconcerting and tragic. Thank God it is not the case.

Make it Personal

How have you seen God’s Providence at work in your life? How does knowing He’s in control help when things are difficult?