Monday, April 4, 2011

God's sovereignty

My children cry persistently for no visible reason some nights. After all attempts to pacify them, I turn to God asking Him to intervene, seeking protection, praying deliverances and covering them with the precious blood. It happened a few times, the situation remained the same even after all this. I remember in two occasions, in desperation,  I yelled out to Jesus “why do you remain unmoved. Have you not anything to do?”

Yesterday Lord allowed me to face frustration throughout the day. At home, my wife faced a share of it too by the way of unusually cranky children. It continued into the night. My one year old continued to cry for a long time waking the other children and then what followed was a total chaos. My wife lost her temper. But unlike the other times, I remained patient, being sensitive to what He is trying to teach me.

I carried my little one off to the next room and felt persuaded to read the scriptures. I opened to the book of Daniel. It was Kings Nebuchadnezzar’s second dream. It explained how God allowed the King to lose all his processions and live in the wilderness like an animal until a time he accepts God's sovereignty over all things.

The king, at the end proclaims “no one can arrest Your hands or ask Him, what have You done?” accepting God’s sovereignty over all that dwell on earth before God restores his life.

I understood it was my pride that kept me from acknowledging God’s authority over my life and the lives of my children and all that belong to me. Pride is precisely what prompted me to yell at Jesus.

Lord I accept my failure. May your will alone be done in my life. Help me face such situations with patience and hope in the days to come.