Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV
Your Bible Version is the KJV
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
The Blue Letter Bible

Don Stewart :: How Involved Is God in Running the Universe?

Choose a new font size and typeface
Don Stewart

Though the Bible teaches that God created the universe some people question His involvement with it. There are those who claim that He is not involved with the orderly running of things. But the Bible speaks to the contrary. God supports and controls the universe He created.

The Forces Of Nature Are In His Control

The forces of nature are in the control of the Lord.

Thus says the Lord, who gives the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who disturbs the sea, and its waves roar (the Lord of hosts is his name) (Jeremiah 31:35).

If for one moment God stopped controlling and supporting the universe it would disintegrate. The Bible teaches that everything is dependent upon Him whether it be the change of seasons, the growth of plant and animal life, or the movement of the earth and stars.

He Sustains All Life

The God of the Bible sustains all life. The Apostle Paul said.

The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things (Acts 17:25,38).

God Holds Our Very Breath

The prophet Daniel told the pagan King Belshazzar that God holds our very breath in His hand.

You have praised the gods of silver and gold, bronze and iron, wood and stone, which do not see or hear or know; and the God who holds your breath in His hand and owns all your ways, you have not glorified (Daniel 5:23).


God is actively involved in the running of the universe. The forces of nature are under the Lord's control. He does with them what he pleases. Moreover God sustains all life. In fact, the Bible says that God holds our very breath in his hand. Consequently the Bible does not portray a God who is aloof from his creation.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search KJV

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search KJV

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan


The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization