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Bible verses about control.

Control is something that we all crave at one point in our lives. Whether it's over our jobs, relationships, or future plans, we all want to have a sense of control. Unfortunately, life doesn't always go according to the plans that we've made, and there are moments when we feel like everything is slipping out of our grasp. In such moments, it's important to remember that God is always in control, and we can seek solace in His word. Here are 10 Bible verses that talk about control and remind us of God's sovereignty.

Proverbs 16:9 - "In his heart, a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." This verse reminds us that we can make plans, but ultimately it's God who decides the path we take.

Psalm 46:10 - "Be still and know that I am God." This verse encourages us to rest and trust in God's control.

Isaiah 45:7 - "I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things." This powerful verse emphasizes that God is in control of everything, good and bad.

Romans 8:28 - "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." This verse assures us that even when things seem to be out of control, God is working towards our good.

Philippians 4:6-7 - "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." This passage reminds us that we can trust God to take care of us and that we can find peace in leaning on Him.

Matthew 6:34 - "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." This verse reminds us to take things one day at a time and not get bogged down worrying about what the future may hold.

Psalm 121:1-3 - "I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber." This verse assures us of God's protection and the help that He provides.

Proverbs 19:21 - "Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails." This verse reminds us that ultimately, it's God's plan that will succeed.

Job 42:2 - "I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted." This verse highlights that God's plans cannot be thwarted and that we can trust in His control.

Psalm 37:5 - "Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this." This verse encourages us to surrender control to God and trust that He will guide us in the right direction.

In moments when we feel like everything is out of control, it's important to remember that God is always in control. These Bible verses remind us of that fact and assure us of His love, protection, and guidance. By leaning on God and trusting in His sovereignty, we can find peace and comfort, even in the midst of chaos.

Reflection Questions

How do you balance having faith in the Lord while also needing to take control of things in your own life?

How have you seen God work when you let go and trusted Him with everything?

Have there been times when it felt like God had taken away your control of the situation and how did that make you feel?

In what ways have trusting in the Lord instead of taking control yourself benefited your life?

What advice would you give other Christians who struggle with feeling the need to control aspects of their lives?

Don't forget to comment your favourite verses in the comments.

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