Thursday, February 07, 2013

Where Is God?

Is anything too hard for God?  In Genesis 18:14, when Abraham was too old to have children, God told him, he was going to have a son.  When Abraham seemed to doubt it, God asked the question, “Is anything too hard for God?” 

If God is omnipotent and omniscient why doesn’t He act to quell the evil in the world?  Is He too busy?  Is He disinterested? 

Far too many Believers are caught up in questioning God, because man looks at the events of life from an entirely different perspective than does God.   Man is limited in time and space, and therefore he can’t see what God can see.  God is not limited.  He sees the beginning, the end, and the present all at once.  His ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not our thoughts.   He might be dealing with the problem on an entirely different level than we’re capable of understanding.

We look at life from our puny perspective and cry out, “Where are You, God?”   We can’t see Him because we look for Him with our limited understanding.   “It occurs to me” never occurs to God.  We look at the events don’t see Him working the way we “think” He ought to be working.  I’m reminded of the young man who, while questioning God, said, “God if you’re all knowing why did you place the giant watermelon on that flimsy vine running across the ground and the tiny acorn on the huge oak tree?”  Then an acorn conked him on the head when it fell, and he said, “Thank God it wasn’t a watermelon.”   You see, God’s ways are far above our ways.

You and I may not understand why God is not acting the way we think He ought, but we can take comfort from Romans 8:28 which tells us, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

Listen, Dear Friend, the God who gave His only Son that you and I might have eternal life is infinitely more interested in us than we can begin to imagine.  If there were ever at time when God would have been tempted to let man go his own way, it would have been at calvary.  At Calvary where the innocent blood of His only begotten Son was shed.  At Calvary where the perfectly sinless Christ became the very essence of sin for us.   Yet Scripture reminds us, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”

Where is God in the midst of your trials, the world’s troubles, & your family’s fears?  He’s right there.  We see Him through the eyes of faith.  We trust Him and believe His Word.  The poem “Footprints in the Sand” by Mary Stevenson speaks of God’s carrying us through the troubled times.  Pity the one who doesn’t recognize God’s grace and mercy in his life.  Everything you are and ever hope to be is owed to His abundant grace and mercy. 

Where is God, Revelation 3:20 tells us, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.”  If you are a Believer and cannot sense His presence, it is because you have closed the door on His Lordship in your life.   Don’t spend another day in doubt and fear.  Open the door of your heart, and give Him free reign.  He cannot fail.  He must prevail!

From "A Word For Living"  by Mike Rasberry

©                          Mike Rasberry        2013

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