April 4 He Is Sovereign

Matthew 6:13

Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.

Acritic might suggest that, given the state of the world, Christ the King is not doing a very good job running His kingdom. But please understand that one day Christ will institute His kingdom over the kingdom of this world, and He will rule and reign and bring order our of the earth’s present chaos. You may think that your personal life is a mirror of the world—out of control, headed for calamity. Just when I think things are rolling along smoothly and in control, something will happen that I never could have dreamed of. Out of order comes chaos! But what a wonderful thing it is to go to God in prayer, knowing that He is sovereign over my life. And not only my life, but all creation.

Sometimes God allows us to sense in a practical way that everything is on track and under control. That’s just one of His blessings—icing on the cake, so to speak. Those are special times. But it’s when we don’t have that sense, when we don’t have evidence our eyes can see, that we need to remember this prayer: “Yours is the kingdom!”[1]


[1] Jeremiah, D. (2002). Sanctuary: finding moments of refuge in the presence of God (p. 99). Nashville, TN: Integrity Publishers.

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