We all need to get comfortable with not understanding God completely.  Let’s quit stressing over particulars of why God does, causes, or allows things.  That applies to things like 9/11… hurricanes… financial collapse… international war… and all the things we call blessings.

It has always bothered me that people put God on trial when things they don’t like happen, but when they’re blessed by Him (CLICK HERE and HERE!) they rarely give Him the time of day.  Still, in Scripture we ARE given the reason God does what He does.  It is found in Isaiah 48:10-11 where He says…

Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction. 11  For My own sake, for My own sake, I do it, for how should My name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another.

God’s number one goal is to glorify Himself… in whatever way He deems best.  Because He is God, He has perfect wisdom about all things.  Therefore, whatever He does… causes… or allows IS the absolute best thing that could happen (Regardless of what we think).  “Shall we accept from God the good and not evil?”

In prosperity and need… God is God.  In good and bad times… God is still God.  In sickness and in health… God is still God.  In peace and war… God is still God.  Regardless of the situation, circumstance, or event… God is still God and just as much worthy of worship and glory!