He is sovereign
Psalm 135:5-6 – I, too, give witness to the greatness of God, our Lord, high above all other gods. He does just as he pleases – however, wherever, whenever.
God is sovereign. The definition for sovereign is: possessing supreme or ultimate power. Other words for sovereign include; absolute, unlimited, unrestricted, unbounded, ultimate, paramount.
God can make anything happen, however, wherever and whenever. He is limitless. He is complete. He is all knowledge and all power. Nothing is too big for Him and nothing is impossible for Him.
No one can shut a door that God is going to open, and no one can open a door that God is going to shut. Praise God when a prayer gets answered, and learn to thank Him when He says no to something. He knows exactly what you need, and He will provide and protect at exactly the right time.
The book I was reading last week had the following prayer in it. I thought it was perfect – something we can pray for every day in every circumstance.
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”