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