Gods’ Wise Plan

“He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold”.  – Job 23:10

William Cowper beautifully expressed the unexplainable workings of an all-wise and all-powerful God.  He wrote: “God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform.  He plants His footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.”

From our limited point of view, it often appears that everything is out of control.  The heavenly Father, however, wants His children to trust Him even when they cannot understand Him.

While Michealangelo was working on St Peters’ Cathedral, other men working on the building criticized him. The great artist responded, “even if I were able to make my plans and ideas clear to you – which I am not – I am not obliged to do so. I must ask you to do your best to help me, and when the work is complete the conception will be better understood.”  History has confirmed that he was right.  Those who found fault with his work did so out of ignorance.  Unable to understand what was in the mind of the artist, they couldn’t see the whole picture.

Those who go through the deep waters of trial, affliction, or adversity often cannot understand what God is doing.  But God knows, and we must trust Him for the outcome.  And someday we’ll rejoice in Gods’ wise plan. – RWD

WHEN GOD IS GOING TO DO SOMETHING WONDERFUL, HE OFTEN BEGINS WITH DIFFICULTY.

Read: Job 1:13-22; 42:12-17

Taken from Our Daily Bread.