Have you ever considered what would happen if you really did lose everything? Or maybe you have. Maybe you have suffered bankruptcy, or divorce, or have been brushed by death’s sickle. God remains on His throne. And the devil is probably suggesting about now that God is distant, disengaged, indifferent—that He remains on His throne because He doesn’t give a rip about you!
He is seated on His throne because there is nothing significant enough to threaten His confidence. The tumult is not sufficient for Him to worry or suffer anxiety or debate since He is powerful enough to be our sufficiency.
However bleak it is—and it could get worse—it is not sufficient to cause God to stand up, pace, and wring His hands. He is confident. He is secure. He has not succumbed to panic. He is at peace, and He lives in you!
What lurks over your horizon? You will have to stand up to see, but He does not. He knows! And He remains confident. He is secure, and so are you! After all, you are in Him.
Challenging times should not surprise us. After all, Jesus promised we would encounter difficulties. But He also promised He would be victorious on our behalf in the midst of the tribulations we meet (Jn. 16:33).
I know. This encouragement does not put money in the account or cause those troubling you to straighten up and fly right. It doesn’t conclude the wars or cause the stock markets to rally. However, we must remind ourselves that our circumstances are not reflective of reality.
What is true?
That there is a throne in heaven and there is One sitting on it who does not pace, sleep, or slumber! Stay focused, and be encouraged.