Song Theology

God Over All | Theology

By September 9, 2019September 26th, 2019No Comments

God Over All is a song of praise, acknowledging God’s rulership over all moments, situations, difficulties, and trials. It is to give us confidence that God knows what is happening and reminds us that He is working in all of us to sanctify us and working in our lives to bring about his purposes.

Verse 1
God overall, God over all situations, ruler upon all of the moments created
Ephesians 4:6 says that God is “over all and through all and in all”. He is, therefore, the ruler over all situations, all of the moments. He has created all of the moments as well and this further shows his rulership since he not only owns them but created them.

Lord I believe nothing you’re doing is wasted, Living with you, fills me with joy unabated
Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” This should be a great comfort for Christians since we all go through difficult things. Yet we can be confident that it is not wasted pain.
We can go beyond this though to recognise that life is to be lived with God everyday. This what fills us with the joy unending which comes from our God. We know that he is always there and he doesn’t miss anything.

You see every thing
You know every pain
You’ll wipe every tear
You’ll make us new again

Here we acknowledge further what we have said explicitly already, but also acknowledging that God will make everything right in the future, wiping every tear and making us new. (Revelation 21:4, Isaiah 43:18)

Verse 2
Lord you have done so much for us to be thankful
Given us life, now we can sing with our hearts full

Now we push beyond saying that God knows the difficulty, that we can live with God each day, to recognise that he has done so much for us to be thankful (1 Timothy 4:4). He has given us the lives we have, both generally as humans (Genesis 1:26), and as believers specifically in new life (Ephesians 2:5).

There is so much for us to do for your kingdom
Give us your heart, give us the strength to do your will

Now we don’t live without a purpose, we have things to do that matter, for the purposes of God and his kingdom (Matthew 28:18-20). We therefore turn to God to ask him for that which we need to do his will (Mark 11:24).

In the chorus we are reminded again of the life to come. This work that we are called to is hard, but we have so much set before us to make it worth it. Mainly the new life found in Christ (Hebrews 12:1).

Lord you are good
We don’t deserve it
You are so kind
The love of our lives

Here we acknowledge something crucial in all of this. This is that we do not deserve what we are getting, we have done nothing to earn it. Yet we have received comfort, joy, kindness and love. We wouldn’t be thankful for something we had truly earned in the way which we are for a gift, so we should receive it in humility and thankfulness. This is what this song aims to do (Epesians 2:9)

My prayer is that this song will encourage you to remember and thank God that he has a plan for us, is working in us and through us for his purposes and our own good.

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