The Lord sat enthroned at the flood; the Lord sits enthroned, King forever. – Psalm 29:10
Life is often tragic. If you follow the news, then you daily read of devastation on a national, local, or personal level … somewhere. For most people, reactions to such news is a spectrum of hopelessness, fear, anger, or empathy. Sometimes it can all just be a bit overwhelming, which is why some use these events to justify a position that God is at worst nonexistent or at best unworthy of our worship.
King David reminds us in one simple sentence that God is not absent when the world goes awry. He is enthroned … sovereign … even in the worst of circumstances. He was over the flood that wiped mankind (except for one family) from the face of the earth. The implication being that if God was in charge when that occurred, He is certainly sovereign over this (whatever “this” happens to be).
We should not fear God’s sovereignty, even though we may not grasp it, understand it, or always appreciate it. The fact is that without it, we are most certainly lost. Our only security is ever in His sovereignty.
We darken the cages of birds when we wish to teach them to sing. – Jean Paul Friedrich Richter