you govern the world

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I thank you, O God,
   for the relief and satisfaction of mind
   that comes with the firm assurance
   that you govern the world;
for the patience and resignation to your providence
   that are afforded as I reflect that even
   the tumultuous and irregular actions of the sinful
   are, nevertheless, under your direction,
who are wise, good and omnipotent,
   and have promised to make all things
   work together for good to those who love you.

Susanna Wesley, 1669 – 1742, mother of John and Charles Wesley, founders of Methodism

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I am the Lord, and there is no other,
    besides me there is no God;
    I equip you, though you do not know me,
that people may know, from the rising of the sun
    and from the west, that there is none besides me;
    I am the Lord, and there is no other.
I form light and create darkness;
    I make well-being and create calamity;
    I am the Lord, who does all these things.

One thought on “you govern the world

  1. Thank yo u for this. The Isaiah passage is especially powerful in light of world events. In sa class at church yesterday I was reminded how powerful God is vs Satan. Satan cannot harm nor thwart God’s plans in any way- never. God alone is sovereign.

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