When God exposes our baldness! It’s human nature to attribute God with good and to credit the devil with anything we consider unpleasant. God is good and so we don’t consider it proper to attribute Him with anything that would cause us pain or discomfort. On the same note we give the devil credit for anything that makes us uncomfortable. We are good at forgetting that even the devil is God’s devil and that God controls all the extremes of life whether we consider it good or bad. The scriptural account of Jonah in Nineveh enjoying some good shade from a leafy plant is one we should learn from. Jonah was happy and felt special when God provided a leafy plant to cover his bald head. However, when God did the opposite and caused a worm to destroy the leafy plant exposing his bald head to the hot sun, Jonah was mad at God. God challenged Jonah that he had no right to be mad or to appreciate one season while complaining over the other. Many of us like Jonah are in a situation where all we can do is reminisce the leafy plant that God had provided to cover our baldness. That businesses that was doing very well, our health that was not challenged and our freedom to do or to go wherever we wished. We are now feeling uncomfortable that God has removed the leafy plant with the Corona Virus pandemic and feel tempted to complain wondering how a good God can allow this disruption. We hardly noted or even appreciated God when things were going well with us but can now easily point fingers because the leafy plant is dry. What lesson is God teaching you in this current season? Where have we taken for granted God’s blessings for us in the past? Where have we failed to recognize God or give Him credit for the things that worked well with us? The God of the shade is also the God of the sun and we should never appreciate one season over the other. If we are careful to listen, there are lessons God is teaching each of us in the current season that we are in. He is God of all seasons and when we seek Him even in this mess, we shall surely find Him.
“When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah’s head so that he grew faint. He wanted to die, and said, “It would be better for me to die than to live.” Jonah 4:8 NIV
Last modified: April 22, 2020