If you didn’t read yesterday’s post, go back and read it, especially the Scripture at the top.
Look at the end of it and note the name David uses for God. It is, “Most High.” That name for God is El Elyon in the transliteration of the Hebrew. This name recognizes and points to God’s sovereignty. His sovereignty means for us that He is in control, that nothing can happen to us without His permission or without being sifted through His fingers of love.
So, not only do we want to thank Him with all our heart, but we need to recognize the One to Whom the thanks is directed. His sovereignty is as much a part of Him as His mercy, love, judgment, wrath, righteousness, holiness, etc. He is never not sovereign. To not be would be against Who He is.
In the midst of joy or trial, our thanking Him reminds us of Who He is and His sovereignty over the joy or trial and His allowing it in our lives. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
It’s not a blanket promise for the world at large, it’s for those who love Him; those who are called. It’s a promise that truly brings home to us a better grasp of El Elyon.
Joy or trial. Thank the sovereign God with your whole heart for His allowing it and for what He’s going to do through it.