This life has lots of hard questions –
Why is Covid still lingering?
Why hasn’t God taken it away?
Is He powerful enough to do so?
Last week I shared one answer to those questions. Today I want to give one more…
We won’t always understand God’s reasons for what He’s doing. Sometimes God is silent. I think of Job’s trial when God asked him in Job 38 ~
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.19 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
At those times (and there are lots of them in Scripture and in our lives), we simply trust God. How can we trust Him? We come to know Him.
My dad didn’t owe me an explanation; he was father! He did what was best for me. Sometimes he did indeed surprise me by stopping into that custard stand, but there were more times when he drove right on by.
On a much higher plane, when we come to know Who God is in the pages of His Word, we will learn that whether He does what we want, or if He does something we don’t understand, we can trust Him! We wouldn’t complain or shake our finger in God’s face if we could understand that He was protecting us from danger, or preparing us for something even more difficult in the future.
The Egyptians who chased after the Israelites didn’t have the blessing of the pillar of fire or the cloud to guide them; it was darkness to them. God will reveal Himself to those that seek Him, but scoffers and accusers stumble in their darkness.
Today when I think of someone when I have ice cream you know who it is? It’s my dad! What a giver of good gifts. But God is even greater! Can God stop the virus? Of course. Why hasn’t He yet? I don’t know, but HE does, and I trust His character to do what is best for me.
Friend, you may be wondering why God is allowing some other kind of trial to go on in your life, you may have a question about His ways, but the answers shared above all apply. Open your Bible. See His character and trust Him as your Father who loves you more than you can ever imagine.
Refresh your trust in a loving, providential and righteous God.