Sovereign and Supreme

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Sovereign, supreme disposal
(J. C. Philpot, “Daily Portions”)
“And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be head over everything,” Ephesians 1:22

How vast, how numerous, how complicated are the various events and circumstances which attend the Christian here below, as he travels onward to his heavenly home! But if all things are put under Jesus’ feet, there cannot be a single circumstance over which He has not supreme control. Everything in providence and everything in grace are alike subject to His disposal.

There is not . . .
a trial,
a temptation,
an affliction of body or soul,
a loss,
a cross,
a painful bereavement,
a vexation,
a grief,
a disappointment,
a case, state or condition,
which is not put under Jesus’ feet.

He has sovereign, supreme disposal over all events and circumstances. As possessed of infinite knowledge He sees them; as possessed of infinite wisdom He can manage them; and as possessed of infinite power He can dispose and direct them for our good and His own glory.

How much trouble and anxiety would we save ourselves, could we firmly believe, realize, and act on this!

If we could see by the eye of faith that . . .
every foe and every fear,
every difficulty and perplexity,
every trying or painful circumstance,
every looked for or unlooked for event,
every source of care, whether at present or in prospect—
are all at His sovereign disposal, what a load of anxiety and care would be often taken off our shoulders!

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4 responses »

  1. Hey Emily, this is Danielle; I’m just using my mom’s account, lol. Anyways i love your blog; it is so awesome! i really like the quotes that you have on the side of your page, they are very encouraging! I also have a blog so if you want you can check it out here is the site address: http://italiangirl-daniella.blogspot.com/
    See ya :)

  2. Hey Danielle! Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad that the posts are encouraging. I love the quote by James Meikle too – Christ is stronger than my sin! What hope that gives me. =)

    Thanks for sharing your blog with me too. I look forward to reading it.

  3. Hey, Danielle again, I was wondering where you got the background for your blog? I use blogger.com too but they don’t give me very many choices for backgrounds. Is there somewhere else that you got it from?

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