Psalm 93:1-5 (ESV)

The Lord reigns; he is robed in majesty;

the Lord is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.

Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.

[2] Your throne is established from of old;

you are from everlasting.

[3] The floods have lifted up, O Lord,

the floods have lifted up their voice;

the floods lift up their roaring.

[4] Mightier than the thunders of many waters,

mightier than the waves of the sea,

the Lord on high is mighty!

[5] Your decrees are very trustworthy;

holiness befits your house,

O Lord, forevermore.

The Lord reigns. How many times are we told this in Scripture? And yet, how often do we live as if it were not so?

Should not the fact that God reigns over everything, all the time deal with our worry and anxiety over trouble? Should it not help us rest at night even when things outside are in a mess(Psalm 3:5)?

It is easy to say from the comfort of the office as this is typed, but it is still true. Countless hundreds of thousands of believers throughout history have demonstrated calm in the midst of strife because they believed that the Lord reigns (Hebrews 10:32-34). When the rulers of the world plot together to overthrow good, God laughs (Psalm2). When Christians are persecuted and killed for their faith the Lord Jesus says we should rejoice (Matthew 5:11-12). When the economy shows signs of tanking and people get laid off and work is hard to find, Christians trust in the God who takes care of birds and promises to take care of them too (Matthew 6:25-34).

How many of us can articulate the practical ways that this truth has impacted us and helped us in our day to day living? What is it that fuels us up for obedient service to Christ? Should not the sovereign rule of Christ over His church and the world be at the top of the list?

This is one of the ironies of the Christina faith as it expresses itself in the early years of the twenty-first century. People saved by the sovereign grace of God zero in on lesser things to sustain them in their Christian walk. This should not be.

The Lord reigns. He reigns over all that takes place. This is true when horrible things happen and when we cannot believe how good things are occurring. It is simply always true. And for Christians to believe less is an act of rebellion. The practical outworking of the reign of God in the world is seen in the last verses of this Psalm. “Your decrees are every trustworthy”. There it is. God’s sovereignty feeds our faith. Where there is no absolutely sovereign God there can not be faith. If God is not in absolute control of everything, then He cannot be trusted for anything. But our God does reign. He is in heaven and He does whatsoever He pleases (Psalm 115:3) .

Because He does, we can trust Him. Trust is only as good as the thing we put our trust in. We put our trust in the God who reigns supreme.