The Lord of hosts has sworn saying, "Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand... For the Lord of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? (Isaiah 14:24, 27)
Of all of God's divine attributes, maybe the most comforting is the truth of His sovereignty. Nothing can harm a child of God unless He permits it. Even when he causes or permits pain, suffering, and loss, it is always for our ultimate good;And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
God not only knows and has ordained everything that has happened and is happening, He alone knows and ordains all future happenings; Who is like Me? Let him proclaim and declare it; Yes, let him recount it to Me in order, from the time I established the ancient nation. And let them declare to them the things that are coming and the events that are going to take place. (Isaiah 44:7)
As His children, our responsibility is to simply trust and obey Him. He can always be trusted because He is sovereign, nothing happens apart from His sovereign control. He is omniscient, He knows everything. He omnipotent, with unlimited power; I am the Lord, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me; That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun that there is no one besides Me, I am the Lord, and there is no other. The One forming light and creating darkness, causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the lord who does all these. (Isaiah 45:5-7)
Take courage as you face various trials in this life knowing that God loves you and He alone is sovereign.