The Sure Place of God’s Sovereignty

God's sovereignty displayed.

by Nan Jones @NanJonesAuthor

It was unthinkable.

A mother’s heart torn with absolute anguish. A baby boy crying incessantly while being lowered in a bulrush basket through the tall, swaying reeds into the great Nile River.

To save his life, the mother had to let Moses go — let him go into the purposes of God.

Sometimes we have to let go of our reins, and trust fully in the love and sovereignty of the Lord to move us into His plan and purpose for our lives — even when it doesn’t make sense.

Over time, His sovereignty has become a sure place for me. It comforts me to rest there and know that He is Ruler over all things, that He orchestrates the days of my life, putting all the pieces together for my good.

God revealed His sovereignty in the life of Moses.
God revealed His sovereignty in the life of Moses.

That is a remarkable thought.

But it requires letting go of our reins.

Think of this with regard to Moses:

Pharoah’s plan of destruction was death by river.

God’s plan of purpose was life by river.

Isn’t the juxtaposition remarkable?

What Satan intended for evil, the Lord God used for good. God hasn’t changed. The same God that orchestrated the days of Moses’ life, orchestrates ours. Even when I don’t understand what He is doing and even when destruction from the hand of the enemy lies all about me, I can still trust the Sovereign Lord.

He is a good God. He is faithful. He sees all, knows all, and weaves our lives into a beautiful woven cloth of purpose.

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I can imagine Moses’ mother rushing away from the riverbank, holding her face in her hands, tears streaking uncontrollably as she fell victim to the unthinkable. And then, I believe as she cried out to God in her pain, the Lord instructed her to have her daughter stand on the river’s edge and keep an eye on Moses. It wasn’t long before the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river and discovered him hidden in the reeds.

The Lord had already provided a piece of this puzzle — His plan was in place: Moses’ sister standing guard on the riverbank.

Pharaoh’s daughter exclaimed, “This is one of the Hebrew children!” to which Moses’ sister said, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women that she may nurse the child for you?” 

And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Go.'”So the maiden went and called the child’s mother. Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me…” ~ Exodus 2:5-9

Moses’ mother remained as an integral part of her son’s life. As he lay at her breast nursing, potentially for three or four years, his mother was able to pour the tenets of the Hebrews’ faith into Moses. She could safely instruct him in the ways of the Lord.

We can trust in God's sovereignty.
We can trust in God’s sovereignty.

And when he became a man, he did not depart from it.

Moses led the children of God out of the chains of bondage into the Promised Land.

God’s Sovereignty.

Yes, it’s a sure place, but it requires letting go of the reins and trusting when nothing makes sense.

Moses’ mother surrendered her anguish to the peace that wanted to rise — the peace born of trusting the God in whom she believed.

The peace from letting go of the reins and placing them in the sure place of God’s sovereignty.

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Nan Jones

Nan Jones is an author/speaker who uses the words of her heart to assist fellow Christians in discovering the Presence of God in their darkest hour. She has been published in several anthologies as well as the online inspirational sites Christian Devotions, and Inspire a Fire where she is a monthly contributor. She is also a monthly contributor to PW Connections, a blog and forum to encourage pastors' wives. Nan has had the honor of being featured as a guest blogger on several sites. She is thrilled to announce her debut book, The Perils of a Pastor's Wife released June 30, 2015 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. This memoir was a 2016 Selah finalist. When Nan isn't writing, she enjoys leading prayer retreats, bible studies or sharing God’s love as keynote speaker for special events. She is becoming known by her brand: "Even so, I walk in the Presence of the Lord" as she teaches her audience to go beyond the veil to find God's Presence. You may visit Nan at her website: Nan has also created a facebook community page, Seeing Beyond The Veil, to provide a place for folks to go and get away from the chaos for a few moments and focus on Jesus through scripture, worship, testimony, and inspirational quotes. For personal communication you may email Nan at The Perils of a Pastor's Wife is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and LPC Bookstore

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