Devotion - July 1, 2015
Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know. Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone—while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place, when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’?”
God’s Plan–Your Plan
It is easy to question God. After all, God doesn’t do things the same way you or I do things. We have our way of doing things and God has his own. In fact, if God offered a “suggestions for improvement” box we could probably fill it so full that the box would burst with all the “improvements” we have for God.
Thank God that he doesn’t do things our way. Thank God that he has a better plan.
My vision, my abilities, my wisdom are so limited. I might think I have life all figured out, but should God really take advice from someone like me? I lose my car keys on an almost weekly basis and can’t keep most houseplants alive, yet I think I can advise God on running the world. How foolish for any of us to think we know better than God.
God’s vision is eternal. His abilities are limitless. His wisdom is flawless. We see this as we look at his wonderful creation. It is a universe so vast that over mankind’s entire history we have just begun to understand it. It is a universe so complex and great that we can’t fathom it. Yet it was all put together and arranged by God.
So go and be in awe of God’s plan. See how his plan is better than yours. Go and look at a sunset and see the proof that God knows what he is doing. Turn your eyes toward space and see the planets and stars flying around us and know that God can handle big problems. Most importantly, look to Jesus and see God’s perfect plan for your salvation through his death and resurrection.
Look around. God has a good plan for you.
Father, you created a wonderful world and vast universe that shout your glory. Help me always to trust you to carry out the best plan for my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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