Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Let God Be God

Deut. 12: "12 Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to those who have lived many years. 13 "But true wisdom and power are with God; counsel and understanding are his. 14 What he destroys cannot be rebuilt. When he closes in on someone, there is no escape. 15 If he holds back the rain, the earth becomes a desert. If he releases the waters, they flood the earth. 16 "Yes, strength and wisdom are with him; deceivers and deceived are both in his power. 17 He leads counselors away stripped of good judgment; he drives judges to madness. 18 He removes the royal robe of kings. With ropes around their waist, they are led away. 19 He leads priests away stripped of status; he overthrows the mighty. 20 He silences the trusted adviser, and he removes the insight of the elders. 21 He pours disgrace upon princes and confiscates weapons from the strong. 22 "He floods the darkness with light; he brings light to the deepest gloom. 23 He raises up nations, and he destroys them. He makes nations expand, and he abandons them. 24 He takes away the understanding of kings, and he leaves them wandering in a wasteland without a path. 25 They grope in the darkness without a light. He makes them stagger like drunkards."

I hear complaints about God all the time. Why did He do this? Why did He not do that? Where was He when this happened? How could He be that way?

One of our problems is that we do not understand the concept- "HE IS GOD"

He can and does as He pleases and no one can stop Him. He is in a power and position that we are not. The creation has no right to complain about the creator.

The best news is that our God is good, great, and merciful. If He were evil or "human", I would be in BIG TROUBLE. So I watch the world daily with great interest.

He prospers some of my plans, He thwarts others- Some days He orchrastrates sweet moments- He ordains days of pain and defeat. But, Because He loves me- those days of pain are days of blessing.

Yesterday was a downer day- but as a drifted off to sleep I praised His name. He is God...He is MY GOD and I completely trust Him.

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