The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
From everlasting to everlasting, never will God be caught by surprise regarding any circumstance, condition, or situation. Never will He utter "Uhoh!"
"His understanding is infinite" (Psalm 147:5).
Conversely, many "Uhoh's!" will characterize our earthly lifetimes. Life comes at us fast and hard, frequently catching us by surprise and knocking us off balance. This would place us in great jeopardy if our trust were in ourselves. By definition, however, born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ have committed our eternal and temporal well being to Another.
"We had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead" (II Corinthians 1:9).
"But I trusted in Thee, o Lord. I said, Thou art my God" (Psalm 31:14).
When caught off guard, believers often feel as disconcerted as anyone else in our initial reaction. Our fleshly humanity feels the jolt of difficulties we did not see coming. A safe Haven, however, beckons our hearts in such times, the shelter of God's caring and His omniscience. "I didn't see that coming, Father!" we may honestly cry. "I did!" He would respond if we could hear Him audibly. Thankfully, we have an even greater witness in the pages of His Word, wherein thousands of assurances directly and tacitly remind us we have determined to trust our Lord rather than ourselves. Moreover, our Heavenly Father not only saw our challenge coming, He also prepared the Lord Jesus Christ to be whatever we need Him to be for every contingency. "My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19).
Infinite, time and space transcending knowledge enables our Father to be eternally ready for any and everything in His creation. This includes our lives. Nothing has ever happened to us unforeseen by our Lord. Nothing ever will. Nor is anything beyond His willingness and capability to coordinate for His loving purposes in our lives. Indeed, if we could physically see our God, never would the challenges of our lives reveal Him wringing His hands in fear, nor would we witness the sweat of uncertainty form on His brow. Our Lord is ready. Wondrous knowledge and almighty power, along with a lovingly willing heart, assure us that our "Uhoh's" call us to rest and rejoice in His "I AM" (Exodus 3:14).
"Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of creation."
Weekly Memory Verse
"But I trusted in Thee, o Lord. I said, Thou art my God." (Psalm 31:14)