When bad things happen to God’s people, some doubt--some fear-- some question and--some get angry with God and pray angry prayers asking “WHY??” It is in those times, if you get quiet, you will hear Him whisper, “but do you trust Me?”
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
It is easier for us to understand “bad things” happening to unbelievers and “sinners” because when they plant the seeds of sin, in time they reap that harvest. But when crisis comes to believers and those we love and admire, we search for answers.
How could God allow “_____” to die?..... but do you trust Me?
God, how could you take my job away?....but do you trust Me?
God, how could you let them hurt me like that?...but do you trust Me?
If your five year old child was running toward a busy street to get his ball back, you would grab them by the arm, yank them back and probably scold them. They would not understand why you kept them from getting their ball or why you are punishing them. But that five year old trusts their parents and will listen, without truly understanding the danger they were in.
God is omnipotent (all powerful)
God is omniscient (all knowing)
God is omnipresent (everywhere)
Trust Him completely. When pain, crisis, loss and sorrow come, trust that His ways are not your ways…He knows all, sees all and He loves you with a father’s love.
Sometimes we hear familiar scriptures so much that they lose their power to us. Read these verses and let their meaning sink down into your spirit today:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
We don’t need to understand everything, we don’t need to figure everything out, we don’t need to have all the answers…we just need to trust Him.
Isaiah 55:8-9 (Isaiah 55) Proverbs 3:5-6