Psa. 119:91 They continue this day according to Your ordinances,
For all are Your servants.
To the casual observer the world is a random and scary place. Just think about it for a moment; catastrophic earthquakes, ‘thousand year storms’ almost every year, terrorist attacks, classroom shootings, cultural breakdown. You get the idea, the list is endless. If you think that our future is in our own hands I don’t know how you could get a good night’s sleep. Maybe that’s why all the self medication and alcohol consumption, that is the only solace for some.
Today’s Bible verse gives us a glimpse into another world view. The Psalmist is talking about the universe, all of the stars and celestial bodies and how they all carry out the Lord’s commands. Could it be that this world is not random? Even your own life, maybe it is all orchestrated for a higher purpose. I believe it is. I believe every part of God’s creation is serving Him, existing for His purposes and to show His greatness. Here is how Charles Spurgeon describes it.
“Because the Lord has bid the universe abide, therefore it stands, and all its laws continue to operate with precision and power. Because the might of God is ever present to maintain them, therefore do all things continue. The word which spake all things into existence has supported them till now, and still supports them both in being and in well being. God’s ordinance is the reason for the continued existence of creation. What important forces these ordinances are! “For all are thy servants.” Created by thy word they obey that word, thus answering the purpose of their existence, and working out the design of their Creator. Both great things and small pay homage to the Lord. No atom escapes his rule, no world avoids his government. Shall we wish to be free of the Lord’s sway and become lords unto ourselves? If we were so, we should be dreadful exceptions to a law which secures the well being of the universe.”
Acknowledging this truth, surrendering to God’s sovereign flow, will bring an incredible peace into your soul. As you observe our changing world and search the scriptures you will see He has everything in his hand. He’s even got you. He has your past, He has your present, and He has your tomorrows. Even the past difficulties you have faced will be swallowed up in His grace and redemptive purposes. You will rejoice as you see His plan for the ages coming to a resounding crescendo. Come quickly Lord Jesus !!!!