On Sovereignty

God is sovereign in all the abilities He gave you, the people that are in your life, the time and place you were born, the challenges you've faced. He's allowed it all and provides grace everywhere it's needed. 

Whether or not it seems like it or feels like it, God knew every bit success and toil you'd face and has a means by which to draw you to Himself in all of it.  

He's a good dad and sovereign over every unique situation — including yours. And that is a good way to think about it. There's a good dad who's in charge. How do I know this? To be simple, Jesus said. It was the paradigm-shifting idea that Jesus taught: the guy who is boss, the creator and ruler of all is also your good dad.