I’m sure that most of you are thinking along the lines of ‘this doesn’t make sense’ and ‘what is going on’. We might ask God why are You letting this happen? Sometimes the answer isn’t for us to know. Perhaps we’re not ready for it yet.
He is as much with us as He was with Daniel in the lion’s den. (Daniel 6)
He is as much with us as He was with Jesus in the garden. (Luke 22:39-44)
He cares! Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7
Abba, Father, we’re giving our thoughts, confusion, worries, and cares to You. You have given us everything we need to fight that which is taking our peace. We believe You are in complete control. Help us trust and rest in You!
Who did God create you to be? Do you know His plan for you? Do you compare yourself to the world?
As I think about these questions my mind goes to Esther 4:14 – “…I am here for such a time as this”. God has a plan, a purpose, and a process for me. I know I am loved. I know He chose me. I know I’m forgiven. For me, that’s what matters.
Am I immune to the world? No! I am tempted by the same things you are. Let me tell you something that recently happened. I am very active in the music and worship services of my church. I do not want any service ever to be the Marie Show. I want my part in the services to be all about God. Last evening, I went to Facebook to check what my family and friends had done on this Easter day. The first thing that popped up were pictures of the Morning Worship Service. There I was, in four of the 10 frames. Not only was I prominantly there, the outfit I had on made me look horrible. Am I immune to the world? No!
Here’s the thing. The evil one uses this kind of stuff to get me to think I’m not what God thinks I am. Here’s another thing. I will not let him. I will be the woman God wants me to be. I will keep in mind that I am God’s Daughter, that He is expecting me as a permanent guest in His home, and most of all that He loves the real me! Even more than this He loves my family, friends, and neighbors, too!
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“I’m convinced: You can do anything and everything. Nothing and No one can upset Your plans. Job 42:2
Are you as convinced as Job that God can do what He says He can do? I wonder then, why do so many of us who say we believe not trust Him on this?
God had just taken Job to task for trying to explain His motives and actions. Now, I don’t know about you, but if God appeared to me in a whirlwind or tornado or giant storm I would be listening closely. Job and his friends were trying to explain the catastrophe of Job’s current life. God simply set them straight by asking if they really thought they knew what they were talking about.
Jeremiah gives the same message to the Exiles in 29:11. I know you know that verse. God is telling them that He has a plan and it is not to harm them. In Job’s case God was not causing the harm, the evil one was. God’s plan was still in place. He restored Job’s fortune and gave him more children. He will do the same for everyone if we ask. Job had to ask for forgiveness because he was trying to say he knew more than God. The Israelites had to ask for for forgiveness before they were allowed to return to their homeland. (Check out Jeremiah 29:12-13)
All we need to do is trust God to do what He has already planned for us.
Almightly God, help us see that we are not always right in our thoughts of what You are doing. Help us know that Your plan is already in motion, that it is perfect in every way, and that You know what You are doing. Open our minds to Your leading. Make it so in Jesus Name.