God does what He wants

“’But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.  Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?  In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.’”  Job 12:7-10.

Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; Job 11-12, and Acts 15-16.

God is in charge.

God is so much in charge that only He could explain what He does with His creations.

We can look at what goes on and declare that He was great.  We can also look at what goes on and think that He could have done better.  The issue with these attitudes is that we evaluate God with our fallible minds.  We will never have the capacity to see things as God does.

We are totally dependent on God whether we even believe that He exists.  God will do what He wants to do.

My task is to trust Him.  To believe that He knows best.

I believe that I can reason with God.  If Abraham did it and Moses did it and David did it, why can’t I?  I do not want the 7-year-old with Stage 4 cancer from our church to pass away.  So I ask God to intervene.  I tell Him (even though He already knows) that her family loves God.  I tell Him of the glory that will come to Him if young Ellie is healed.  But I also know that God sees the Big Picture and I never will.  His will will be done in the end.

“Lord, I surrender to You. You truly know what is ultimately best.  I want to please You.  I ask for wisdom so that I can pull this off.  Spare young Ellie’s life, I beg.  You are indeed a gracious God.  I love You, Father.”

God is in charge.  I must act accordingly.

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