The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
While God's ways often challenge our understanding, there are actually a number of things we can always know.
He ever works to fulfill His "eternal purpose in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Ephesians 3:11).
He works to glorify and reveal the Lord Jesus (John 15:26; 16:14).
He works in accordance with His character, nature, and way. "The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works" (Psalm 145:17).
He works in pristine perfection. "As for God, His way is perfect" (II Samuel 22:31).
He works in accordance with complete knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. "His understanding is infinite" (Psalm 147:5).
He works with our best interests in heart and mind. "All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28).
He works to conform us to the spiritual and moral image of the Lord Jesus (Romans 8:29).
These and many other certainties must fill our hearts and minds, especially during times when our Heavenly Father's ways in our personal lives challenge our understanding. The things we do not understand must lead us to recall and affirm the things we do understand. In times when we wonder "Why?" regarding our Lord's ways, we can be sure His actions perfectly align with the greater truths of His revealed character, nature, and way.
God can be trusted when the light of His doings shines brightly upon our hearts and minds. He can also be trusted when we seem to be left in the dark. Remembering "those things which are most surely believed among us" fortifies us to walk by faith on brightly illuminated summits, or in dark valleys (Luke 1:1). We shall not be disappointed, and we will one day realize that our Father''s light shined just as brightly when we could not understand His ways, as in the times when we could.
"My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen Thou me according unto Thy Word."
Weekly Memory Verse
"Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6).
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