“Yet I will show love to Judah; and I will save them – not by bow, sword or battle, or by horses and horsemen, but I, the Lord their God, will save them.” Hosea 1:7.
2 Kings 15-16, Hosea 1, and Hebrews 1.
God is in charge.
His Ways are not our ways.
God uses armies, but He can move mountains. His ability to lead is unquestioned.
How often do I “explain” to God what needs to be done and how it should be done. What am I thinking?
I must recognize from the get-go that God has got “this” and interact with Him accordingly.
If He’s “got” this, what does that mean to me? It means that I must leave the details to Him. He knows what should be done. I don’t!
This does not mean that I ignore things in my midst with a, “God’s got this, so I don’t have to consider it.” No, He gives me eyes to see and ears to hear so that I will be His Eyes and Ears in my midst. God may have a part for me to play in the goings on around me. He needs to know that I am willing to represent Him where I am.
But I know that ultimately, He’s got this. And that is a great relief.
“Lord, I am glad that You are in charge. Forgive me for usurping Your Role. Enable me to rightly represent You in my midst. I beg for Your Words. I beg for Your actions. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”