Daily Inspiration

 

 

December 2, 2022

 

“They laughed at Him, knowing that she was dead.”

Luke 8:53

 

HOW LITTLE WE (I)  KNOW

 

  “If you want a sobering read, start at Job Chapter 38.  It starts with “Then the Lord answered Job out of the storm.  He said: ‘Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge.’

 

   In my finite mind, in my little brain I tell God how He should run the world.  Because I know don’t I?  Of course I was there at the beginning when God created the world.  Out of the void, I had all the plans in front of me. I knew all that would take place, every decision of others and how that would affect the overall plan…NOT!

  The only correct part of the previous statement was “little brain” and “finite mind”.  My complaint is simply centered on me.  How life affects me and my way of thinking.  Very little includes the vast world around me, my head is down, my blinders are on and “I” is the operative pronoun.

 

  I guess that is why Chapter 39 to Chapter 41 impacted Job so much he responded “Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.” Job 42:6

 

  Bottom line and question, “Do I believe God is good and that He loves me?”  I can tell myself He doesn’t love me when my circumstances do not match what I believe love should look like.  Then I see the cross and once again accept that He loved me to death and His ways and thoughts are so much higher than mine.  God will be misunderstood; today’s Scripture is a good example.  The people had their own misguided ideas on the death of the little girl.  God had a plan and out of his unconditional love, mercy and grace, He executed it…at the right moment…in perfect timing.

Lord, I too repent in dust and ashes.’ DF