The Lord Chooses

The Lord chooses when to give life and when to allow death.  The Lord chooses when to exalt us and when to humble us.  The Lord chooses when to allow storms our way and He chooses when to tell the storm to be at peace.

The Lord chooses.  Who are we to question the almighty God?

God has perspective that we can’t handle.  God has insight that our minds can’t comprehend.  God isn’t surprised or caught off guard by anything that happens in our lives.  For Jesus said:

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”  – Revelation 22:13

He knows the story from beginning to end.  We can only handle what He allows us to handle, so instead of trying to figure everything out or ask God why, we simply must trust.

God doesn’t call us to do everything or know everything.  Instead, He requires us to obey Him, serve Him, and trust Him-despite not knowing it all.  We must trust that He is good and that He has a good plan for our lives, no matter what it looks like now.

“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.”  – Ecclesiastes  3:11

Instead of questioning God’s authority or wondering why, we should instead pray for strength to handle what comes our way.  We should pray that He will help us to become better not bitter because of our life circumstances.  We all have a sad story, but let’s respect God’s authority even when we don’t understand it.

He has the right to choose, and our best bet is to get on His program.  Reading God’s Word and seeking Him despite what comes our way will allow us to go through situations instead of allowing situations to overcome us.  

Seeking God in the midst of anything will allow us to view the situation as God views it, as opposed to responding immaturely, prematurely, or emotionally.

Regardless of what comes our way let’s remember that the Lord chooses.  We must simply trust Him and allow Him to work it out for our good.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”  – Romans 8:28

Margo

Dear Momma,

You were the one.

You were the one I called momma.  The one that took me as your own when my own couldn’t be there.  

You were the one.

You were the one who called me Margie and bought me my own my size Barbie.

You were the one.

You were the one who took me an ice cold bath when my temperature was too hot.

You were the one who made me hot tea when my lymph nodes were too fat.

You were the one.

You were the one who gave me stability, security, and protection from many things.

You were apart of the reason why I never felt unloved or unwanted growing up.

You loved me.

You were the one.

You were the one who told me to have my own child when I felt so left out.

You were the one who came and took care of Maraya when I went back to work.

It was you.

You were the one.

You were the one who sacrificed and gave to ensure that I didn’t lack.

You were the one who got me roller blades, stereos, and even my first car.

You did that.

You were the one.

You were the one who always told me to get an education.  No one else- only you.

You were the one.

You were the one who listened to me, laughed with me, and always accepted me being me.

You were the one.

Doris Ann Blue, I love you.  May you rest in peace and love.

You were the one.