He does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand.
The Sovereignty of God is the title of a book by scholar Arthur Pink, who laments that many Christians overlook the concept of God’s sovereignty. Pink argues that while this theme was once expounded in the pulpit, now it’s like a phrase borrowed from a dead language. “Alas!” he wrote, “that the doctrine which is the key to history, the interpreter of Providence, the warp and woof of Scripture, and the foundation of Christian theology should be so sadly neglected.”
The word sovereign means, “reigning over all.” When we speak of the sovereignty of God, we’re referring to His absolute control over everything from the tides of history to the details of our days. The Most High rules over heaven and earth, over the large and the small. Psalm 115:3 says, “Our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.”
God is in control, and everything plays out according to His ultimate plan. When we grasp the significance of the sovereignty of God, our cares are lessened, our hearts are calmed, our spirits are lifted, and our days are brighter.
To say that God is Sovereign is to declare that He is the Almighty…. No one can defeat His plans, prevent His purpose, or resist His will.
Arthur W. Pink, in The Sovereignty of God
2 Kings 14–16