What does God's Providence tell us? Providence tells me that the God who created the world is still personally involved in maintaining it and sustaining it. Jesus Christ is “upholding the universe by His word of power” (Heb.1:3), that He is holding all of creation together (Col.1:17). If Jesus Christ would stop His continuing activity of sustaining all things in the universe, then everything except the triune God would instantly cease to exist. Providence tells me that God “Accomplishes all things according to the counsel of His will” (Eph. 1:11). Chance or fate have nothing to do with what takes place in this world or in my life. God causes the rain to fall, He causes the grass to grow (Psa. 104:14). God feeds all the animals (Psa. 104:27-29), Jesus said “look at the birds of the air. . .your Heavenly Father feeds them” (Matt.10:29). Providence tells me that God “rules over the nations” (Psa. 22:28), “He made from one every nation of men to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their habitation” (Acts 17:26). When King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon repented of his pride he praised the Most High and said, “For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation; all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing; and He does according to His will in the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth, and none can stay His hand or say to Him, what are you doing?” (Daniel 4:34-35).
This is our God, this is my God, this is the God who saves.
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