God exercising his control

 

Isaiah 29:16

New Living Translation (New Living Translation)
16 How foolish can you be?
    He is the Potter, and he is certainly greater than you, the clay!
Should the created thing say of the one who made it,
    “He didn’t make me”?
Does a jar ever say,
    “The potter who made me is stupid”?
I like how writer Ken Sande thinks about this intriguing verse:  
God’s sovereignty is so complete that he exercises ultimate control even over painful and unjust events (Exodus. 4:10-12; Job 1:6-12; 42:11; Ps. 71:20-22; Isa. 45:5-7; Lam. 3:37-38; Amos 3:6; I Peter 3:17). This is difficult for us to understand and accept, because we tend to judge God’s actions according to our notions of what is right. Whether consciously or subconsciously, we say to ourselves, “If I were God and could control everything in the world, I wouldn’t allow someone to suffer this way.” Such thoughts show how little we understand and respect God.

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