Time and again I am reminded that the ways of God are far beyond our ability to figure out. Being God, He knows not only what is happening, but what has happened and what will happen in the future. The very basis for trust is found in the ability and willingness to believe God really is Omniscient meaning He knows everything.
To honestly and totally trust God with our lives, our families, our futures and our resources we must believe with every fiber of our being that being God, He is Omnipotent (all powerful), Omnipresent and Omniscient. Without this ironclad faith, we will never completely let go of situations, dreams or needs to His care.
There is absolutely nothing that happens in our lives which catches God by surprise. This is not to say He caused it to happen but rather that He knew it would happen. We get into trouble in this life when we determine what we want and then go about getting it ourselves. To really trust God we must lay down our intellectual knowledge and allow Him to guide, direct and help us.
A newborn baby cannot survive unless someone literally takes care of him. In many respects, our faith is to be like this. Instead of trying to show God how good, strong or wise we are, we should strive to show God how humble, broken and submissive we are. However simply this may sound, in practical terms it is the most difficult thing we do in this life.
The Children of Israel quickly tired of the lifestyle of vagabonds wondering in the desert and rebelled against Moses (God’s Word) and demanded to return to Egypt. Unwilling to trust God, their stubbornness resulted in them never reaching the Promised Land and ultimately perishing in the desert. God forbid that we ever become as those stiff necked and obstinate people who refused to literally trust God with their lives.
What we have in this life is not important. How many earthly possessions we have is icing on the cake. Our priority should always be obedience, thankfulness and humbleness. If we really want to trust God we must get to the point where nothing in this life is more important than believing the Word of God and submitting our will to His.
Throughout the Old Testament, God’s people vacillated between obeying God and forsaking Him. Israel and Judah ultimately were destroyed because of the constant unbelief and disobedience of God’s people. Without total and utter trust in God, this is what happens to all of us, individually and collectively, in this life.
As we embark on a new year, I pray that each and every one of us resolves to walk in great humility and striving to obey the voice of God in our lives. I pray that we lay down our rebellious ways and submit to the Word of God. I pray that in every and all situations we “let go and let God” guide us, direct us and protect us as we strive to do His will in our lives.
Well said - you are correct in all that you have written. They key is your description of a baby and its dependence - this is to be our attitude for without such child like faith we will not please God.
"Being God, He knows not only what is happening, but what has happened and what will happen in the future. "
Been meditating lately on John 20:30 and 21:25 and wondering, what all Jesus might have said but was not recorded. Certainly He knew about North America and South America and all the rest of the world, because He created them, yet they are not mentioned in scripture. He could have foretold about ships that could cross the sea, about a time when bridges would be built across large rivers, even a time when men could talk and be heard around the world.
Asked my wife about this and after thinking about it, she said that it would have been to much for people to believe, that it might well have taken away from His essential message of redemption through faith in His person. So far I haven't thought of a counter answer.
Liked the blog.