God’s formula! One thing that we share as humans is the fact that we all respond in a predictable way to unpleasant circumstances. We all behave the same when we are afraid and react similarly in the face of danger. We can easily tell how certain people will react when we provoke them and what can win some people to behave in a given way. We know many attributes of God but we all agree it’s not possible to put him into a box. The Scriptures says that God’s ways are higher than our way and his thought very different from our thoughts. God is not predictable and people who behave in a certain manner expecting God to reciprocate in a given way always ends up being disappointed. A good example is when we try to trade with God, we know He blesses those who give but the choosing of how He will do it is his prerogative. When Naaman a Syrian general went to Elisha for the healing of leprosy, he expected the prophet to say some words or do some rituals and then he would get his healing. He was surprised when Elisha refused to meet him directing him to go dip himself seven times in River Jordan. God does not always visit us the way we expect him to. He always has his preferred formula that we cannot decipher. Maybe we have been expecting God to visit us in a given way as we go through the Corona virus crisis but He appears unmoved preferring to do things his way. The assurance we need is that even when He appears silent, He is still working and directing everything for our good. Where are you frustrated because God has not responded in a way that you expected? Where do you feel hurt because God did not visit in a manner or a timing that you expected? God ways are always different from ours. Jesus asked us to pray that not our will, but may God’s will prevail. He may never heal our Lazarus but we can be sure if He doesn’t do it, it’s because He intends to raise him from the dead. He is the shepherd, he leads and we follow!
““For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.” Isaiah 55:8 NIV
Last modified: May 28, 2020