God Thing (Psalm 115)

Our God is in heaven;
he does whatever pleases him (Psalm 115:3).


A sovereign God possesses supreme power and authority over everyone and everything so that he is in complete control and can accomplish whatever he pleases, whenever he pleases, and wherever he pleases.

This means that everything happens because God either directly causes it or consciously allows it. It also means there’s no such thing as luck. Nothing happens by chance. Lastly, it means that God is in perpetual motion. He never stops, and this, I find, is comforting especially when I’m lost in pain and confusion. The pain you experience from your past, the pressures you’re experiencing in the present, and problems you may face in the future can be trusted to the God who controls and allows it all.

52 Weeks Through the Psalms


At times when we see how something in our past worked out differently than we thought it would, we claim to have “twenty-twenty hindsight.” Or we say, “If I only knew then what I know now…”

God has something better than hindsight. God has twenty-twenty foresight. He knows what will happen five minutes from now, five years from now, and five hundred years from now. God is never surprised or worried. He does whatever pleases him, either by direct command or by his ability to cause all things to work after the counsel of his will. With such a sovereign God, how then can we be worried about what might happen tomorrow?

The happiest Christians are those who acknowledge and trust in God’s foresight.


James Merritt. 52 Weeks Through The Psalms Devotional. Harvest House Publishers. Eugene, Oregon, 2018.