Sometimes we must do things we don’t understand
Published 7:46 pm Thursday, January 14, 2016
By MIKE WILCOX
Habakkuk was terrified because of the impending invasion of his country, but he said, “I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.”
We know we are to give unconditional love even to our enemies, but do we know that we are to give unconditional love and praise to our God?
Job said, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.” Job 13:15a.
Though the diagnosis is not good, the pantry empty, and the checking account depleted, I will still love, trust and praise my God.
“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” Habakkuk 3:17-18
So, what have you prayed for and did not get the answer you wanted?
What has taken place in your life that you have said, “God could have taken care of that.” “Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.” John 11:21
God could have saved my dad; my son did not need to die; etc. etc. etc.
How many times have parents had to do things their children couldn’t understand?
Yes it was for their own good but they knew the parent could have stopped it.
When we have grown to the point that Job had, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him” Job 13:15a.
We are know longer thinking as a child.
-The Rev Mike Wilcox is pastor at local Nazerne church.