The Bible claims that the creator God is a God of order and purpose, but everyone agrees that life frequently seems to be out of control. But God’s sovereign rule doesn’t always mean that life will be comfortable, prosperous, and orderly. In fact, God’s order and control is so all-encompassing and powerful that it contains apparent chaos, and he is using what looks like chaos to us to produce goodness and justice.

But the other reason it’s difficult to believe that God is in charge is that we ourselves long to be in charge. But the Bible insists that human choice is at the heart of what’s wrong with the world, and learning to trust in the sovereignty of the creator God, in Jesus Christ, is the only way toward order and wholeness.


Aaron Mueller
Chuck Rathert