“The Lord reigns” (Psalm 97:1) is either a truth of immense comfort or extreme terror.
To the enemies of God, His sovereignty is a terror. “A fire goes before Him and burns up His enemies round about. His lightnings light the world; the earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the peoples see His glory. Let all be put to shame who serve carved images, who boast of idols. Worship Him, all you gods” (Psalm 97:3-7).
To the people of God, His sovereignty is a comfort. “Zion hears and is glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoice because of Your judgments, O Lord. For You, Lord, are most high above all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods. You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous and gladness for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name” (Psalm 97:8-12).
Do you find God’s sovereignty a comfort or a terror?