“Not a drop of rain can fall outside the orb of Jesus’ sovereignty. All our days — our health, our illnesses, our joys, our victories, our tears, our prayers, and the answers to our prayers — fall within the sweep of the sovereignty of One who wears a human face, a thorn-shadowed face. All of God’s sovereignty is mediated through One who was crucified on my behalf.” (D.A. Carson)
No human words adequately describe the scope of our Lord’s sovereign power. Yet it is actually because of that incomprehensible chasm of difference between we who are made, and He who makes, that we can trust His incalculable ability to orchestrate our day for good.
We also find that no human words adequately describe the wealth and depth of His compassion. So yet again we trust that He, with thorn-shadowed face, orchestrates our day from immeasurable love.
We trust that in each moment the sovereign Maker of the universe purposes, for our ultimate good and from ultimate love, to remake His redeemed children into the image of Jesus.
“Moreover we know that to those who love God, who are called according to his plan, everything that happens fits into a pattern for good. God, in his foreknowledge, chose them to bear the family likeness of his Son, that he might be the eldest of a family of many brothers. He chose them long ago; when the time came he called them, he made them righteous in his sight, and then lifted them to the splendour of life as his own sons.” (Romans 8:28-29)
Trust Him with each molding moment, whether one of joy or tears. If He chose to lift you to the splendor of life as His child, and if not a drop of rain can fall outside the orb of His sovereignty, you can trust Him.