We think we know what God is up to, but we don't really have a clue.
He is so BIG and His plans are so "out there", especially when we witness sin
and try to make sense of how it all fits into His plan to
redeem people and their circumstances to bring Glory to Himself!!
We try to make sense out of things that just don't make sense to our finite
way of thinking. We wonder WHY? or WHY NOT?
Why do we bother trying to figure things out?
Why don't we just trust and rest in the TRUTH?
Which Truth? The truth that God has a plan, a plan to accomplish His purpose and
it really has little to do with our comfort or our happiness.
(Wonder how comfortable Paul was in prison?)
Sometimes God choses to allow us a glimpse into what He might be doing!
Sometimes He even calls us to participate with him in his workings.
But in reality, it's ALL about HIM!!
We are mostly spectators, watching a show of His greatness
His Majesty, His Faithfulness, His Love,
His Mercy, His Glory put on display for all to see!!
Sometimes we miss it, the display of His glory!
Sometimes we're so disappointed that our lives
or the lives of others aren't going the way we think they should go,
that we miss out on seeing from God's perspective.
The way HE thinks it should go!!
Every single thing that comes into our lives is orchestrated by our great God
to accomplish His purpose, in us and in those around us.
Nebuchadnessar confessed this truth in Daniel 4
all the inhabitants of the earth are
accounted as nothing,
and he does according to his will
among the host of heaven
and among the inhabitants of the earth,
and none can stay his hand
or say to him, "What have you done?
When will we say that about our circumstances or the circumstances of our family and friends?
The circumstances that cause pain,
that seem unfair or just aren't part of the plan
we had for ourselves or others?
Tonight, I stand in awe at the goodness, mercy, and grace of the God
I serve...the one who called me to be his daughter.
My hope and prayer is that I will always look
through a lense that is overshadowed by
a sense of God's sovereignty over all my circumstances
and trust His great love for me knowing that
ALL THINGS are working together for my good
His way is perfect!