God Is Still On The Throne

 

My God – the One for whom I live, the One I serve, the King of Kings – that God is still on the throne.

The Bible Tells Me So

The Bible, which is the authority on all things True, tells me that God is on the throne. The world, my flesh, the enemy of my soul, my circumstances… they would all lead me to believe otherwise.

And so, I must wield the Word. I must choose this day whose words I will believe. I must decide what I’m going to base my actions on today. Will I believe God’s Word by faith, or will I believe a different message? Will I live as though God’s Word is True, or will I live as a victim of my circumstances, reacting out of fear?

Psalm 2 (below) speaks about God’s appointed king – ultimately, Jesus Christ. Verse 4 refers to Him as “he who sits in the heavens.” Psalm 9:7 tells me:

“But the Lord sits enthroned forever…”

What Is True

No matter what life looks like today, I can rejoice in the knowledge that God is still on the throne. He is the Victor.

Because I am His child and an heir with Christ, I am not a victim. (Romans 8:17)

God has overcome the world, and “greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)

In Him, I am more than a conqueror. (Romans 8:35-37)

The “Big Picture” View

No matter what is going on in the world or in my life, no matter how out of control things seem to be, God is still on the throne. That means that He is still in control.

It might not look like it from where I’m standing. But my perspective is limited. I don’t see it all. I don’t have a “big picture” view. I’m in the middle of the battle, surrounded by distractions and turmoil and illness and injury and suffering and sin of all kinds.

But God’s got a “big picture” view. He sees it all (Genesis 16:13). 

I might not know how to handle things right now. But He does, so I don’t have to. I can rest and trust Him. Knowing He’s on the throne and that He’s in charge, I must simply lift my eyes to Him and trust His guidance and provision and sovereignty.

Fear Him Alone

When I remind myself that I’m on the side of victory, that I’m a child of the King who has already won, fear can take a back seat.

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
    of whom shall I be afraid? 

(Psalm 27:1)

Psalm 2 reminds me that Christ is worthy of my praise, honor, allegiance, and worship.

  • He is a just God.
  • He is the One I serve and live for.
  • It is Him alone that I should fear.
  • He is my King.
  • When I put my trust in Him, I am blessed.

My God – the One for whom I live, the One I serve, the King of Kings – that God is still on the throne.

Hallelujah!

Why do the nations rage
    and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
    and the rulers take counsel together,
    against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
    and cast away their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens laughs;
    the Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
    and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“As for me, I have set my King
    on Zion, my holy hill.”

I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
    today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
    and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron
    and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
    be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear,
    and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son,
    lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
    for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

(Psalm 2)

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