Life is good, and confusing… joyful, and perplexing… has purpose, and mysterious. For the most part I don’t have life events figured out… and probably never will. The plans and dreams I had at 21 haven’t happened… and I’m glad. The things I hoped and prayed would happen have long been laid aside. I am coming to the conclusion that life is something you figure out more in hindsight than anything else. Why do I think that? Well, that has been my experience. God’s ways have been inscrutable and confounding, but then proven later to be best!
I think life is more like a raft floating down a river that can be directed to a degree, but by and large the raft WILL follow the path of the river.
Basic Beliefs (I apply these to every text, doctrine, and life situation):
God can do anything He desires because He is God… (Isaiah 46:9-10; Romans 9:20-21)
God’s #1 goal in everything He does is His own glory… (Isaiah 48:11)
God is always good, loving, merciful, and just in all His actions… (Ps 73:11; 116:15; 1 Jn 4:8)
If it is good, God will give it… If it isn’t good, He won’t (Ps 84:11; Mt 7:11; Ro 8:32)
For any questions or uncertainties I refer to first three statements.
I choose to understand life in light of God, not God in light of life events (Copied).
I could go back through multiple events and situations in my life that turned me left or right… sped up or slowed down… became rapids or smooth sailing. In the moment I didn’t understand God, but later I saw more of His hand. Now my goal… as best I can… is to see God’s hand IN THE MOMENT. Not to necessarily understand WHAT is happening, but knowing that GOD is in control.
Just thoughts for consideration.
Of late many things have been in flux in my life. Ron’s sweet, gentle presentation of the Truth that God is in control and that He ever remains true to Who HE is, is comforting and reassuring. Thanks Ron for once again bringing relevant truths to understand and live by. Blessings Brother!