A27: The almighty, everywhere-present power of God, whereby, as it were by His hand, He still upholds heaven and earth with all creatures, and so governs them that herbs and grass, rain and drought, fruitful and barren years, meat and drink, health and sickness, riches and poverty, indeed, all things come not by chance, but by His fatherly hand.
Q28: What does it profit us to know that God created and by His providence upholds all things?
A28: That we may be patient in adversity, thankful in prosperity, and for what is future have good confidence in our faithful God and Father, that no creature shall separate us from His love, since all creatures are so in His hand, that without His will they cannot so much as move.
a) Read Acts 17:25-26, Heb 1:3,
b) Read Jer 5:24. Is God in control of the weather?
c) Read Deu 28:1-2, 4. What sort of human actions affect the environment?
d) What therefore, is the greatest need of any nation (even if its starving)?
e) Read Gen 50:20, Rom , 35. Using terms straight from the text, explain how Christians should view hardships.