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How can God give me a desert?

July 10, 2020 / Comments (0)

Many of us know what it means to wait for something only to end up receiving a soar deal. That moment you’ve been trusting God for a good job only to end up getting one that forces to relocate you to a remote area. A few parents know the challenge of trusting God for a child only to receive one who has special needs and requires special care. This is not to mention many people who end up in abusive and stressful relationships having trusted God for a partner who will make a heaven on earth for them. The scriptural account of Abraham who was promised land flowing with milk and honey by God is an encouraging example. The promise reveals what happens when God’s perspective on things is different from our human perspective. If I was Abraham receiving God’s promise, I would have expected a very huge chunk of fertile territory as my inheritance and not a small sized dry piece of land that we call Israel today. As God would have it, that small dry piece of land is amongst the world’s most productive and possesses some super military powers that has awed many since ancient times. It’s one of the leading food exporters and that piece of land has been fought for more than all the other lands known in the universe. If God tells you He will bless you and He ends up giving you what you think is a desert, thank him even if you don’t understand. God has a way of surprising us in ways we cannot imagine even when what we have appears like a desert. How many times do we look at our jobs, spouses, children or careers and many stuff that God has given us as a desert? How many people are going through life unfulfilled blaming God for giving them a desert! God sees beyond what our physical eyes can see and we can do better to thank him for what appears like a desert in our lives. He moves in mysterious ways his wonders to perform and one day He will surprise you!
“For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” 1 Corinthians 1:25 NIV

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