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Activ8Her Devotional

#Arise Expectant

Week Four: Embracing God's Sovereignty

Suggested Songs — 

Praise Before My Breakthrough - Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Head to the Heart - United Pursuit

Devotional Thoughts —

In the midst of life's storms and uncertainties, there is an anchor that holds firm: the sovereignty of God. It's a truth that transcends circumstances, offering hope and assurance to those who cling to it.

 

God's sovereignty gives Him supreme power to fulfill the good plans He has for us. From the grandest events to the smallest details of our lives, nothing escapes His notice or surpasses His authority. His Word declares this truth unequivocally, and it serves as a rock-solid foundation for our faith.

 

When we grasp the fullness of God's sovereignty, we find comfort in the certainty of His promises. His Word is not just a collection of ancient texts; it is a living, active force that shapes our reality. Every word spoken by God is true and enduring, and His promises stand forever.

 

In a world filled with uncertainty and doubt, it's easy to succumb to false narratives about ourselves, our situations, and others. We may be tempted to believe that our circumstances define us or that our struggles are insurmountable. But the truth is that God's Word has the final say.

 

He declares that we are His children, beloved and cherished. Through His mercy and grace, we have been given power to overcome every obstacle that stands in our way. His love for us is unwavering, and His plans for our lives are good and purposeful.

 

One of the most comforting truths we can hold onto is found in Romans 8:28: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Even in the midst of trials and tribulations, God is at work, weaving together every circumstance for our ultimate good.

 

When we fully embrace the sovereignty of God, we can rise above the storms that threaten to overwhelm us. Instead of being consumed by fear or doubt, we can stand firm in the knowledge that God is in control. He knows the duration of the storm and the lessons He desires for us to learn through it.

 

Even when it feels like we are sinking beneath the weight of our troubles, we can take heart knowing that God is there to lift us up. He is our ever-present help in times of need, ready to extend His hand and pull us from the waves that threaten to engulf us.

 

So, let us anchor our souls in the unchanging truth of God's sovereignty. Let us trust in His promises, knowing that His Word has the final say. And let us journey forward with hope and expectation, confident that He who began a good work in us will be faithful to complete it.

Reflect—

  • Are you living as a child of God or do fear and shame control you?

  • Do you believe God really has the final say? Are you trying to hold on to control or do you give God permission to lead? Make a list of things you are holding on to, then make a list of Bible verses that speak the truth over that situation.

  • Thank God and express your praise and activate faith. Praise him before your breakthrough, for your breakthrough. This will focus your eyes back on Him. Journal what you hear Him speak to you. 

Additional Reading —

Psalm 90 

Psalm 93

Romans 8:26-30

Mathew 14:25-33

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