“I will rejoice in doing them good, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness, with all my heart and all my soul” (Jeremiah 32:41).
There are so many times when we do not realize the sovereign hand of God at work behind the scenes, caring for His people. Are we left at the mercy of stalled cars on a railroad track, or of a car that breaks down and costs us our income, or even at the mercy of people who are intent on doing us wrong and harm? No, a thousand times no! We are in the hands of a sovereign God who controls every circumstance of our lives and who rejoices in doing us good.
Many would say that God is in the miraculous, and He is, especially in the scenes we find in the Word of God. We see it with Moses and Elijah, the miracles of God. But is God also in the details of our life, of those details we can’t see? Is God in the events of our lives for our good? In other words is God in a car wreck? Or is God with those involved in a Tsunami? Must we conclude that God always orchestrates the events of our lives to fulfill His purpose? According to Romans 8:28, the answer is a solid yes. That verse says, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose“. That is why we are commanded to “give thanks in all circumstances” (I Thessalonians 5:18).
How can we give thanks to God for all that happens to us, the circumstances of our lives, if He were not at work in them for our good? No circumstance is outside of God’s sovereign will. And no plan of God’s can be thwarted. God does as He pleases, and only as He pleases, and no one can frustrate His plans or hinder His purposes! Look at Psalm 115:3, Job 42:2, Isaiah 14:27, and Isaiah 43:13.