“The Unknown…”

“Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard?  The Eternal, the Everlasting God, The Creator of the whole world, never gets tired or weary.  His wisdom is beyond understanding.”

Isaiah 40:28

It is easy to praise our Lord and Savior when things are going well isn’t it friends? It is easy to speak of His grace and mercy when we feel we understand His plan and can see what He is doing. But today our deep work begins.

We cannot speak of our faith unless we have examined all aspects of it. Oh, how I wish that things always worked out the way I prayed. And I wish that I could see God’s plan clearly for every circumstance I encounter. But that is not the way life is.

So let’s think about this and stretch ourselves a little over the weekend. What are those issues that you don’t understand, or can’t reconcile with your understanding of the Almighty? They can be personal, or global in nature. Maybe, you have never had those conversations with God and don’t know where to start. Try beginning here:

“How could a loving God _______________________________________________________?”

Spend some time in deep prayer over these issues and ask God to reveal himself to you. Maybe He will. But the primary goal of this exercise is not to hear from God, but instead to build our own comfort level with the “not knowing.”

For our faith to grow and get strong, we have to be able to have peace in our hearts with the unknown. We have to be able to trust God, even if we don’t understand what He is doing. Peace isn’t real peace if we only have it when we are in control and everything is working the way we want.  And the longer I walk with the Lord, the more I realize that I almost never see the whole picture.

Most of the important parts of life are unknown aren’t they? Let us spend a few days wrestling with our expectations and may we find ourselves in a deeper, more intimate conversation with our Creator. And may His grace fill you with the peace that surpasses all understanding about the questions that take up residence in your soul.

Peace be to you friends.

Song of the day: What Do I Know of Holy? – Addison Road


Lectio Divina Passage for Today:

 Then Job replied to the Lord:

 “I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you.

 You asked, ‘Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorance?’

    It is I—and I was talking about things I knew nothing about, things far too wonderful for me.

 You said, ‘Listen and I will speak!  I have some questions for you, and you must answer them.’

 I had only heard about you before,  but now I have seen you with my own eyes.

 I take back everything I said, and I sit in dust and ashes to show my repentance.”

 Job 42:1-6

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