04 – Relax! Nothing is Under Control
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Deuteronomy 4:39 says, “Know this day, and lay it to thy heart, that the LORD, He is God in heaven above and upon the earth beneath; there is none else.”
There once was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “ Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.
“Maybe,” the farmer replied.
The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed.
“Maybe,” replied the old man.
The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.
“Maybe,” answered the farmer.
The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.
“Maybe,” said the farmer.
I once heard the following quote:
“Relax. Nothing is under control.”
Of course, one would expect to hear, “Relax. Everything is under control,” and that’s what many of us hope for in our own lives – to have it all under control. But as our verse states there is only one GOD in heaven on earth. There can be no other. That means that neither you nor I are in control.
Even better, this means that no political party, candidate, or evil purpose in this world is in control. Relax! Nothing is in Control. That is because our God in heaven controls all things.
We need to stop carrying all of the worries and cares of this life. Instead “Cast your burden on the LORD and he will sustain you” (Psalm 55:22).
Relax, The LORD is God, and He IS IN CONTROL.