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Struggling with Control: 15 Verses to Help

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When life feels chaotic and overwhelming, we frantically look for things we can control. However, it doesn’t take long before we find ourselves exhausted and discouraged. Thankfully, while we can never truly be in control of our circumstance, we serve a God who always is.

Scripture reminds us that the Lord always keeps His promises. Even when storms rage, God calls for us to find rest in Him. These 15 passages speak of God’s control and power. As you read over this Scripture, pray that God will comfort you and remind you that He is bigger than any problems that we face. Consider praying these verses out loud or sending them to someone you know who needs to hear them.

  1. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. (Proverbs 19:21)
  2. The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand…” (Isaiah 14:24)
  3. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. (1 Chronicles 29:11-12)
  4. The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. (Psalm 103:19)
  5. It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding stretched out the heavens. When he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he makes the mist rise from the ends of the earth. He makes lightning for the rain, and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses. (Jeremiah 10:12-13)
  6. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:29-31)
  7. I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity; I am the LORD, who does all these things. Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation and righteousness may bear fruit; let the earth cause them both to sprout; I the LORD have created it. (Isaiah 45:7-8)
  8. I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. (Job 42:2)
  9. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)
  10. Who has spoken and it came to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it? Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and bad come? (Lamentations 3:37-38)
  11. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:16-17)
  12. This God is my strong refuge and has made my way blameless. (2 Samuel 22:33)
  13. The pillars of heaven tremble and are astounded at his rebuke. By his power he stilled the sea; by his understanding he shattered Rahab. By his wind the heavens were made fair; his hand pierced the fleeing serpent. Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand? (Job 26:11-14)
  14. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. (Psalm 147:4-5)
  15. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. (Hebrews 1:3)

This is the second entry in our 15 Verses Series. For 15 passages to help with anxiety, check out last week’s entry.

Rejoicing Always: 15 Verses to Help
Walking in Humility: 15 Verses to Help
Longing for Inner Peace: 15 Verses to Help
Struggling with Control: 15 Verses to Help
Dealing with Anxiety: 15 Verses to Help