Abundant Life with Saso Mendez & Ben Arellano ⭐️

Hosted BySaso Mendez & Ben Arellano

Encouraging and challenging Christians to spiritual change and growth by applying biblical principles to everyday life.

Can we really trust God?

Abundant Life Episode 46

In this episode Saso and Ben discuss the Sovereignty of God.

Websters 1828
Sovereign – Supreme in power; possessing supreme dominion; as a sovereign ruler of the universe.
Key Verse
Psalm 147:5 – Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

God is Sovereign

Proverbs 16:9<br />
Proverbs 19:21<br />
Proverbs 21:30<br />
Ecclesiastes 7:13<br />
Lamentations 3:37<br />
Matthew 10:29<br />
John 19:10<br />
James 4:13-15<br />
Revelation 3:7

Life Examples:

Economy, President, Governor, injustices<br />
Row vs. Wade<br />
Divorce<br />
Tragic accident in 2009<br />
Injury<br />
Job Loss

Bible Examples

Job<br />
Paul left in prison by Roman Governor Felix as favor to Jews<br />
Joseph<br />
Jesus crucifixion

God does what pleases Himself

Job 42:2<br />
Psalm 115:3<br />
Isaiah 14:27<br />
Isaiah 43:13<br />
Isaiah 46:10<br />
Daniel 4:35<br />
Ephesians 1:11

You can trust God because He has a plan for you

God is not the author of sin and evil, but he does allow trials and adversity.

Romans 8:28-29<br />
Ephesians 2:10<br />
Psalm 138:8<br />
Jeremiah 29:11

Recap

God is sovereign<br />
God is in control<br />
God is never caught off guard or surprised or experiences unexpected developments<br />
God is not the author of sin but allows trials for various reasons<br />
God does what pleases Himself<br />
We are not in control and others are not in control of me<br />
We may not like our circumstances but they are always ordained by God<br />
God loves and has a plan for you

We can trust God

Psalm 18:30

It’s not always easy to trust God in trials and adversity, but we can trust Him because He truly is sovereign.

Proverbs 3:5-6