I Know That God Is In Control

(Proverbs 19:21, Isaiah 45:6&7, Romans 8:31, Matthew 8:26&27)

What to know about this song:

This is my Father's World, and let me not forget
that though the wrong seems oft so strong
God is the ruler yet!

Those words, from one of my favorite hymns, really gripped me during the summer I wrote most of the songs for my first kids' album.  The sovereignty and mightiness of God is constantly under challenge - and not just from the world, but from the church!!

I want kids to be able to take comfort in knowing that God, contrary to popular belief, is actually still in control.  Over the course of a lifetime, questions will be raised, and foundations will be shaken.  Oh, the distress that comes from not being confident in the sovereignty of God!  When your kids are faced with those tough situations, you don't want them to turn to questioning God's power or authority.  You want them to examine the situation at hand in the light of the unquestionable power and authority of God!   It sounds so simple, but it's so easy to overlook!

I imagine parents singing the chorus to this tune when their young ones start asking really hard questions, or when their kids start experiencing disappointment at deeper levels.  They might be annoyed at first, but how amazing it would be if the answer to those tough times was always wrapped in the idea that "I know that God is in control!!"

Lyrics:
I know that God is in control, He’s in control, He’s in control
I know that God is in control and forever and ever will be
He makes the stars to shine, He makes the sun to rise and set
He knows what’s going to happen when it hasn’t happened yet
And nothing can come up against the plans that He has laid
And every day that passes is a day that He has made
I know that God is in control, He’s in control, He’s in control
I know that God is in control and forever and ever will be
He hears me when I call His name, He listens when I pray
He never leaves me or forgets me, never runs away
And I will never be afraid when things seem out of hand
‘Cause even the wind and waves obey the sound of His command
I know that God is in control, He’s in control, He’s in control

I know that God is in control and forever and ever will be