Psalm 103:19 His sovereignty rules over all – Part 1

I begin a series of meditations on Psalm 103:19 in which I will explore this verse and find application to our lives.

“The LORD has established His throne in the heavens and His sovereignty rules over all.” Psalm 103:19

The central and essential truth contained in this verse is that THE LORD’S SOVEREIGNTY RULES OVER ALL. The LORD is the King of the universe. From the spinning of the largest galaxy to the function of every atom, all move and exist at His command. He rules and reigns and all circumstances are ordained and orchestrated by His holy and righteous decree. Even all my circumstances have been ordained by the glorious, Holy One. His sovereignty rules over all.

APPLICATION 1: I will trust in the Lord

From Psalm 131, I will not involve myself in great matters or in things too wonderful or difficult for me. Since the LORD is sovereign over the universe, I will let God be God and not try to over-manage the events of my life. The LORD is the one with all wisdom and all power. Therefore, I will trust Him to rule.

From John 18:11 – As the Lord Jesus drank the cup the Father had given Him to drink, so I will drink the cup that the Father has given me to drink. The cup He gives me is lovingly prepared to help me grow in sanctification and usefulness. I will drink and trust Him.

I will cease striving and know that the Lord is God. (Psalm 46:10). Striving implies an anxiety and a restlessness, but when I see that God is sovereign, my striving ceases and I rest instead. I rest in His power and His protection.

I will trust when I am frightened by this hostile universe (Psalm 56:3; Isaiah 12:2; Jeremiah 20:11), knowing that the Lord my God is in sovereign control. I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD is with me like a dread champion and He is able to defend me and protect me.

Because His sovereignty rules over all, my response to fear is to trust the Lord. I will cry aloud to Him (Psalm 142:1-2). I will remind myself of His power and of His sovereignty and remind myself that He is for me (Romans 8:31-39). I will remember that the God who rules the universe is my Lord and I will trust the LORD.

SDG       rmb       8/3/2017

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