I believe in the Sovereignty of God and it gives me hope. But sometimes that sovereignty can sound like a negative thing, as if because God is God, He can do bad things to people. That’s not what it means at all. Sovereignty means that God’s will at work in your life is for your benefit, even though your shortsightedness may keep you from seeing and understanding.
For example, I take my son Cohen to Disneyland all the time. He loves Disneyland and he especially loves Buzz Lightyear. When we go, we get in line and although the entrance is right there, we have to move slowly away from it to ultimately get on the ride. He’s too young to understand this, so I promise him over and over again that we’ll get there, but we have to go a longer way. What seems to him like us walking away from the goal is actually me getting him closer to where we need to be. The Sovereignty of God is like this. He is our Father. He’s powerful, He’s omnipotent, He’s omniscient and omnipresent. He’s all these things, but He’s still your Dad. He loves you more than you love yourself and He’s more interested in your life than you are. Everything He’s doing is for your good!