13 It was you who split open the sea by your power; you broke the heads of the monster in the waters.
14 It was you who crushed the heads of Leviathan and gave it as food to the creatures of the desert.
15 It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever-flowing rivers.
16 The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.
17 It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter. Psalm 74:13-17
When you are flying across the country at 500 miles per hour and look down at the earth passing beneath you, you realize just how “small” you really are. You realize that there are a lot of things in life that you just cannot control.
- You cannot control the weather.
- You cannot control the oceans, the stars, the moon, or the sun.
- You cannot control the actions of corrupt and evil leaders of nations.
- You cannot even control your family and friends, the two significant groups you’d sometimes like to control.
But that’s fine because you really don’t need to be in control of anything, except yourself and the decisions you make. Hopefully the Holy Spirit is helping you make those decisions.
The bottom line is this, you don’t have to be in control. You don’t have to worry about the weather, current events, geopolitical wars, stock prices, or anything else for that matter. I don’t write that flippantly because I know that men, women, and children are undergoing hardships and persecution we will only ever read about. We can and should pray for them, but unfortunately we cannot control what happens.
It’s certainly a relief not to have to worry about things we simply can’t control. It’s often a hard lesson to learn.