Monday, June 16, 2014

Questioning God's Sovereignty?

Today, our family had quite the scare. We got a call from my dad saying that he'd been in a car accident.
You can imagine what was going through our heads when we found out... "Is he okay?" "Is he hurt?" "Will he die?" "When can I see him?" ... all this and more was going through my head. After I got off the phone with my mom, I thanked God that he was okay!
Many people may ask the, "Why?" question. "Why did ____ die?" "Why did God take_____ away?" (fill in the blank.) Whatever the case may be, why do we question Gods sovereignty?
Psalm 115:3

"Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases."

Proverbs 16:9
"The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps."
Job 42:2

“I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted."

We think that our ways are better than Gods. We think that just because someone is a "good" person, that nothing bad will happen to them. We tend to play this game with God... "God I will ___ , if you do ___..." "God I will take a break from my computer, if you give my mother back her life."
The thing is, Gods already got a plan, we just can't always see that plan. I've got news for you... life isn't perfect. We all have consequences for everything we do. When we have free will, it comes with the territory. You can't smoke for a couple years, and then blame God when you have to be strapped to an oxygen tank.
What if today, was my dads last breath on earth? Would I have blamed God for my fathers death? Would I blame myself? We can't play the "what-if" game. God IS sovereign, and He is ruler over everything! What he says, goes... yes, it may hurt, and yes, we will get wounded in the battle.
Keep up the faith! Fight the good fight!
I thank God for the gift he gave me... a dad! More than a dad... a mentor, father, spiritual leader, husband to my mom, leader of the home, visionary, and a Godly man! Thank you dad for taking the Baton and passing it along to further the next generation! I love you!!!


  1. Thank-you for posting this. I really needed to hear it. Glad to hear that your dad is okay. :)

  2. Dear Caitlyn, thank you for sharing -- this is a truly thought-provoking post. So glad to hear your Dad is must have given you quite a scare!

    Blessings in Christ,

  3. Wow!! So glad he is alright!
    This morning I read in Proverbs 19:21,
    "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."
    Thought that kind of goes with you story. :)
    Have a wonderful day!
    Naomi Rae

    1. Thank you so much Naomi!!! That was very encouraging!


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