Good morning friends,
Have you had things happen in your life where you have questioned God why? Perhaps they were things that did not make any sense to you, that caused you to question the wisdom of God. The death of a parent can cause such questions or the lose of a friend. The failure of normal things that are suppose to work a certain way often can cause us to feel frustrated or angry. But hold on. If you are a Christian and truly believe that God is in control of all things, should we not trust him? Easier said than done.
Our problem is that we often say with our mouth that God is in charge of all things but in our thinking and actions we often show that we think God is not overly active in our lives. Perhaps we think we are insignificant in his scheme of things. Perhaps we are only here for decoration and other people, more beautiful, intelligent, talented people are the real stars in God's Kingdom. Such thinking can destroy the greatness God has knit into us as we were formed in our mothers' wombs.
The fact is that God is very much occupied with us and is using us to accomplish his purpose. Note I said his purpose and not our purpose. Consider Hannah for just a moment. Here was a woman who went through the embarrassment, pain and torment of not being able to conceive. In fact the Bible tells us that God had actually closed her womb, would not allow her to conceive. She was a dedicated worshiper; she loved God; she prayed, but still nothing. From an observers perspective God would not appear to be very just. However, Hannah was part of a bigger plan without knowing it. God had to close her womb until the proper time because he was going to give her a son that would become the leader of Israel during a very dark time. But, the timing had to be right.
Do you stop to consider that very much? Do you stop to consider God's timing, his need for proper timing in order to have the right people in the right place at the right time? Jesus taught a lot about obedience because how is God suppose to conduct his plans if his servants are constantly arguing with him. When we argue it is because we do not truly possess servant hearts but are wanting to impose our will on God's plans. We want what we want without considering how this may impact people around us. Even worse is when we do consider the impact but we just do not care and decide what we want is more important than other people's needs or God's purposes.
Some people become bitter because they do not get what they want or they deny God's love for them because it does not appear that he cares. They have asked for healing yet they remain sick. They have asked for financial help and yet they remain poor. They ask for a child yet they remain barren. They ask for a spouse and yet remain single. They ask that the teacher will be sick and yet he shows up. :-) We do not stop and consider that God has a purpose in these things. Honestly, as servant's of the Lord Jesus Christ, how much do we love him? Enough to submit ourselves to the will of the Father, in joy, even if it means lose and pain for us?
The whole universe is hinged on the Father's will, yet we see no reason to submit ourselves to it. Do you see anything wrong with this picture? Does this sound familiar:
"Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven ..."
Thy will be done? Really?