“Who caused this to happen?
Who has controlled history since the beginning?
I, the LORD, am the one. I was here at the beginning, and I will be here when all things are finished.” – Isaiah 41:4

One of my teachers used to like to watch me play chess. He would set up scenarios and ask me to play them out.

This verse reminded me that it is the Lord who orchestrates scenarios, sets the pieces on the board, then directs us to play them out.

Sometimes, not being ‘in control’ is unnerving. At other times, not being the piece to be played next is frustrating, and in still others, it is knowing your piece must be sacrificed in this particular scenario for the win.

In the end, our peace is in knowing the Lord is in control. He is here. He’s been here since the beginning and will be here when everything is finished.

“I say this because I know what I am planning for you, “says the LORD.” I have good plans for you, not plans to hurt you. I will give you hope and a good future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

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