Sovereign, supreme disposal

Sovereign, supreme disposal

“And God placed all things under His feet and

 appointed Him to be head over everything,”

    Ephesians 1:22

How vast—how numerous—how complicated are

the various events and circumstances which attend

the Christian here below, as he travels onward to

his heavenly home!

But if all things are put under Jesus’ feet—there

cannot be a single circumstance over which He

has not supreme control. Everything in providence

and everything in grace are alike subject to His

disposal. There is not . . .

  a trial,

  a temptation,

  an affliction of body or soul,

  a loss,

  a cross,

  a painful bereavement,

  a vexation,

  a grief,

  a disappointment,

  a case, state or condition,

which is not put under Jesus’ feet.

He has sovereign, supreme disposal over all

events and circumstances. As possessed of

infinite knowledge He sees them—as possessed

of infinite wisdom He can manage them—and as

possessed of infinite power He can dispose and

direct them for our good and His own glory.

How much trouble and anxiety would we save

ourselves, could we firmly believe, realize, and

act on this!

If we could see by the eye of faith that . . .

  every foe and every fear,

  every difficulty and perplexity,

  every trying or painful circumstance,

  every looked-for or unlooked-for event,

  every source of care, whether at present or

in prospect—are all put under His feet—at His

sovereign disposal—what a load of anxiety and

care would be often taken off our shoulders!

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