God Is in Control:
God has absolute control over all things and is working them out in our lives for our good and His glory. So whether we acknowledge it or not, we cannot carry out any plan apart from the will of God. God has absolute independence to do as He pleases and has absolute control over the actions of all His creatures. Nothing and no one, can stop His will or act outside its bounds.
Therefore, knowing God is sovereign is crucial to our trusting in Him. If there is one loose molecule outside His sovereign control, then we cannot trust Him – and we’re doomed! So for this reason, our plans succeed only when they are consistent with God’s purpose. No harm or hardship just randomly hits you unless God first willed it. And in such time, we must believe that God is in control, that He is sovereign.
It is often difficult to see the hand of God in these circumstances, to see God working through COVID-19, through cancer, through thyroid issues, but He does. Every incident is arranged to fulfill His purpose. And His overarching purpose is to conform us to the likeness of His Son. Therefore, trusting God in our afflictions doesn’t mean we don’t suffer grief and heartache. It means that we can say with confidence, “Even though I don’t understand why You allowed this to happen and although my heart aches, and I’m confused, and I’m afraid, I trust You.”