Are there chapters in your personal story that you wonder about?
“Why this, Lord? What good thing could possibly come from bringing this across my path?”
If so, you are in good company, for many spiritual giants have pondered the same question. Amy Carmichael, pioneer missionary to India, did her pondering in poetic form with a question that comes across as a howl of protest:
“But these strange ashes, Lord, this nothingness,
This baffling sense of loss?”
The more we learn to know God, the more we come to realize that his ways are, indeed, “past finding out.”
The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.. (Deuteronomy 29:29)
He is under no obligation to explain or justify himself to us; however, the “things revealed” give us clues about his nature and his character. Even when we don’t understand the specific way in which he carries out his will, gazing into the Truth reminds us that we can trust his motives toward us, for they are always good.
Trusting for Grace to Do the Word,
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