Understanding is Overrated

Let’s face it, we are never going to fully understand what God is doing in our lives.  We are never going to always like His plan, and we for sure aren’t always going to think His way is best until the plan plays out and we realize we were wrong.  For all those times when you don’t understand Gods plan, you don’t know what the right thing is, or when you’re ignoring the right thing just remember these few things:

  • God always does the right thing, even if you don’t understand His ways at the moment. 
  • Even if His plan takes years to play out, His plan for your life will be worth the wait.
  • Even if it seems absurd at the time, God’s way is always best. 

When Abraham was told to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, he didn’t question God.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure that Abraham thought God was absurd in this particular situation, I know I would have.

Genesis 22:7-8  “Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”  

“Yes my son?”  Abraham replied

“The fire and wood are here” Isaac said “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”  Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.  

Can you imagine God telling you directly to go build an altar, put one of the people you love most on it, kill them, and sacrifice them as a burnt offering?  I don’t think I would go with it like Abraham did. I’d have some questions, comments, and concerns, to say the least.  However, it is Abraham’s faith and trust in God that leads to the next part of the story.

Genesis 11-13 “But an angel of the Lord called out to him form heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” 

“Here I am.” He replied

“Do not lay a hand on the boy, ” he said “Do not do anything to him.  Now I know that you fear God because you have not withheld me from your son, your only son.”  Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns.  He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.”

Abraham’s faith and trust in the Lord is something we should all strive for.  Why?  Because God has a will for you and He always provides what’s best.  Regardless of what you are needing or wanting, if it is in God’s will,  He will provide it.  Whether you’re thinking it’s time for a new set of friends, you’re short on money for the bills, you’d like some new clothes, a better car, or a bigger house.  Whatever it is, no matter how big or small it is to you, its all the same size to God.  You’re not going to bore him with your problems, so go ahead and talk His ear off, chat with Him all day if you need to.  Always remember that If you have faith in Him, that He will always provide you with what you need.  Maybe not always what you want, but always what you need.

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