God’s greatest purposes will prevail. Of that, we can be certain. He has a plan that is much larger, more far-reaching, and far more encompassing than we can ever imagine.
We must remember that from our place in time and space, we can see and understand only very little. In truth, we forget how limited we are. We complain, murmur, and question God as if we knew as much as He does, saw as far as He can, and understood His greater purposes as clearly as He.
Job came to understand the limitations of his intellect when he questioned God. He, like us, found he did not have answers. Our human insight has a time-boundary. What we presently know is not enough to form judgments. We do not perceive the beginning from the end. Job told God (42:2-3), “I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my counsel without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.”
God has greater purposes which are coming to fruition over time. It is through these larger purposes that we must view what happens to us now. There are so many questions we have regarding present-day events that seem unanswerable. Why do certain people die while others are miraculously rescued or healed? Why do some have to endure so much pain but others seem to have it so easy? I don’t know.
But I do know that God’s ultimate purposes will withstand the winds of time. We have a Sovereign God who is over all. I know that what God has planned will, without fail, come to pass. No one can thwart it. What God wants to do, He will accomplish.
Why does so much boil down to trust? Why can’t we get answers? Why can’t our own plans simply be blessed by God? Why, why, why? It’s because we’ve got limits….and God doesn’t!
Dr. Tennant (Carolyn)
Thanks for this post. It is such a good reminder that God is silently working behind the scenes on His purpose and that He also has something very good planned for me.