This has been whirlwind of a week. A couple of things I had planned on doing were accomplished, but I was also faced with some things I had absolutely no control over. It got me thinking that no matter how much we want or how carefully we plan to fulfill our desires – everything that happens to us is in God hands.
I wonder if He gets impatient with us, like most human parents do when their children follow their own path rather than taking their parent’s advice. How frustrating it is for us. We don’t want our children to fail or to go through the same discouragements we may have endured.
I rather imagine that God is not like us in that way. His patience is beyond our comprehension. His love is all encompassing. His power and wisdom are inconceivable. His forgiveness is enduring. He has put up with us and our foolishness and still sees us as His children.
He knows what we need before we do. He has our life all mapped out for us. He has our best interests in mind. He wants us to succeed, but on His timeline. He will never give us more than we can endure. Our God is beyond awesome.
When we feel cheated, or let down; when we think we aren’t getting what we deserve; when life seems to be like too many lemons; we can count on God’s presence in our lives. He will never leave us.
So what does God say when we want things done our way? He says “Be still and know that I am God!” Good advice!