God is sovereign on sunny days, too. I forget that a lot. Divine Providence gets more shout outs during trying times. It’s evident the most on social media. As networks fill slots with 24-hour coverage of war, disease, and political madness in bulk, the tweets roll in reminding us that “God is on His throne.”
And, of course, they’re right. He is, and that should bring comfort in times of discomfort. But I’m talking about all the other days. Ones that don’t leave you spinning or desperate. You know, the normal ones. He’s sovereign on those too.
Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things which have not been done,
Saying, “My purpose will be established,
And I will accomplish all My good pleasure.”
For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
I remember listening to a woman in our church describe a painful time in her life. These verses meant the world. “I didn’t need to know God did good things,” she explained. “I needed to know that He was good.” God is on His throne, and that is a good thing (especially on bad days). But back to the normal ones.
This weekend I took my family up our favorite mountain to explore the new October weather. We were with some of our best friends. That night we went out for dinner and ate chocolate ice cream by a fountain.
And, like every other moment, God was sitting on His throne.
God watched over the good day. I didn’t have to fly below His radar. He’s not a Powerful Grump in the Sky. He’s not a buzzkill. He loves watching His kids have fun. He’s a Good Father. He’s…Good.
I need to remember that (especially on sunny days).