Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Scriptures of Hope ~ Secured To His Sovereignty

Grandmother's crazy quilt draped across the foot of the bed. Odd pieces of fabric butted up against one another. Various colors of embroidery floss wove their magic, securing the odd pieces into a masterpiece.

And the morning light filtered through the window, oozing liquid gold across its threads.

Faith is like that.
Faith in a sovereign, holy God is just like that.

Giving Him odd pieces of our lives and trusting Him to secure  the pieces together to create a masterpiece--that's faith. Knowing that He will do this is understanding His sovereignty. His authority. His promise to work everything together for our good...

...A masterpiece of odd scraps stitched together with scarlet thread.

Injustices juxtaposed against His truth.
Despair butted up against His hope.
Fear stitched to His peace.

All joined by the scarlet thread--the Blood of Jesus. All woven according to His eternal purposes--His plan unfolding.

As sure as the new morning, divine light will filter through the angry thunderheads in our lives oozing liquid gold across His masterpiece. The scarlet thread will move in and out of the scraps, the odd pieces, the things that don't make sense and secure the life of His child with His sovereignty.

Amazing. Nothing happens by chance. God always has a plan.

"The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, 'Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, and as I have purposed, so it shall stand.'"~ Isaiah 14:24

Father God, teach us to trust in Your sovereignty. Open our eyes to see Your hand in all things concerning us. Your heart beats with extravagant love for Your child. Please break through the walls that prevent us from walking in this Truth. You are a good God. An amazing God. Thank You for Your authority in our lives, working all things together for our good because we belong to You.
If you received Morning Glory via email, please visit the Morning Glory  page to worship with Chris Tomlin singing, "Sovereign". I pray God's richest and most precious blessings on you, my sweet friends.


  1. You are such an encourager. Thank you. Your sweet words blessed me.

  2. Love this Nan. You always amaze me in how you see God in everyday life :)

    Blessings sweet friend!

  3. Beth, that's so sweet of you. Thank you. I prayed for many years that the Lord would open my eyes to see. It finally happened. Thank you so much for stopping by.