Whether or not God maintains sovereign control of the world has been debated by theologians for thousands of years. While I have my opinions about the topic, I don’t feel qualified to take up that debate.
I do believe that when we rely heavily on the conviction that God is in continual control of every part of creation, we neglect some of our own responsibility. When we believe that God will preserve the parts of creation that he cares about, then we might disregard our impact on the environment. When we believe that God will supernaturally provide for those who He cares about, then we might neglect the poor, hungry, and marginalized around us (we might even say that it is God’s will for these people to suffer). When we relegate every responsibility to the sovereignty of God, we might never assume responsibility for the things that God has put in our care.
I see the need for us to care for the needy rather than waiting for God to miraculously change their situations. I see the need for us to take responsibility for the moral degradation around us rather than waiting for God to change the hearts of the influential people of our society. I see the need for us to take responsibility for our own shortcomings rather than crediting God with the arrangement of our circumstances.
Many times we are waiting for God to move, while He is waiting for us to move.