Is God both sovereign and sweet?
I’ve always struggled to see God as both all-good and all-powerful. There are moments when I perceive Him to be closer than my skin and sweeter than honey…
But then suffering strikes and weaves its tendrils through my life. I get angry because it doesn’t make sense to me. If God is all-powerful, why doesn’t He change things? And if God is all-good, doesn’t He want to change things?
Amazingly, God makes it clear that He is intimately aware of our tendency to have an unbalanced view of His sovereignty and sweetness from the very beginning of the Bible.
Let’s look at Genesis 1:1-4: