For the Lord had determined to defeat the counsel of Ahithophel, which really was the better plan, so that he could bring disaster on Absalom! (2 Samuel 17:14b, NLT)
A message to deliver, men taking cover in a well. (2 Samuel 17)
Symbols and signs–a scorched pot, a wife’s death, a silent example. (Ezekiel 24)
A war waged with mighty weapons that break down strongholds. Thoughts captured. (2 Corinthians 10)
A psalm of hope and peace. Abundance. His glory. (Psalm 72)
18 Praise the Lord God, the God of Israel,
who alone does such wonderful things.
19 Praise his glorious name forever!
Let the whole earth be filled with his glory.
Amen and amen! (Psalm 72:18-19, NLT)
He is in control.
11 All kings will bow before him,
and all nations will serve him.
12 He will rescue the poor when they cry to him;
he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.
13 He feels pity for the weak and the needy,
and he will rescue them.
14 He will redeem them from oppression and violence,
for their lives are precious to him. (Psalm 72:11-14, NLT)
I remind myself today, that his ways don’t often come packaged the way I imagine or expect, but he is always at work, always in control.