Daily Reflections: A Daily Digital Devotional

Ruler Over All

January 7, 2024 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all. —Psalm 103:19

When I use the phrase “Heaven rules,” I mean “God rules.” He rules over every tide of history, over every king and kingdom, over every part of His creation. It’s a truth meant to instill healthy fear within every proud heart that aims to be its own ruler and that believes we humans can determine our own direction.

God is kind, not cruel, in reminding us who’s in charge and in doing it at whatever cost He knows is necessary to get our distracted attention.

But this same truth that corrects us is also intended to comfort us. To reassure and free us. “Heaven rules” means He is sovereign over everything that touches us, that nothing comes to us unbidden by His desire to use it for our good and for His glory and for the greater things He created us to be part of. He is ruler over every diagnosis and prognosis, over all incomes and outcomes, over the most daunting challenges as well as the most seemingly trivial details of our lives.

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Heaven Rules: Take courage. Take comfort. Our God is in control. ©2022 Revived Hearts Foundation

Scripture taken from The CSB

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How can knowing that God is ruler over everything bring you comfort in the difficult situations you’re facing today?