“Stan,” I began, “with all of the stuff that’s going on in the world, do you ever wonder if God knows what He’s doing?”
“I do not,” Stan replied, “but I certainly do wonder if we know what we are doing.”
“As well,” he continued, “I often wonder if God is trying to get our attention by what He’s doing, as well as by what He allows us to do.”
“How so?” I asked.
“Well,” Stan said, “there’s no doubt in my mind that God’s will is going to be done and that His purposes will be accomplished. I also think the sooner that truth is recognized and accepted, the sooner we will all realize that God does, in fact, know what He’s doing.”
Continuing, he said, “I don’t think God created the world and all that’s in the world for us to destroy it. I also don’t think He sent His only begotten Son into the world for us to ignore Him.”
“Aren’t there some people,” I asked, “who think God may have created everything and then just stepped back to see what would happen?”
“There are,” Stan replied, “but I’m not one of them. In my mind, God not only created everything, He wants to be intimately involved in the day-to-day happenings.”
“But what about when things aren’t going so great?” I asked.
“Great from whose standpoint?” Stan replied.
“If something isn’t going great from my view,” he continued, “I think it’s time for me to take another look at what I think should be going on!”
“As in, ‘maybe your view doesn’t agree with God’s’?” I responded.
“Exactly,’ Stan said. “And I think that if I look at every single day as another opportunity to adjust my perspective to be in alignment with God’s, I’m going to see that God does, in fact, know what He’s doing.”
Concluding, he added, “If I begin to wonder about whether or not God knows what’s going on in the world and in my life, all I have to do is ask Him. He’s more than happy to tell me that He does know. In addition, I think He will let me know that He wants to use what’s going on to draw me ever closer to Him so I can join Him and be a part of what He’s doing!”
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24.
Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10.
Prayer: Thank you, Father, for each new day which is a new opportunity to know you more deeply in a personal relationship. Thank you that your will is going to be done on earth and that your purposes will be accomplished. May your will and purposes be done in and through me. I confess that there are times when I wonder if you know what you are doing. I wonder if you have abandoned us, when the fact is we have abandoned you. I ask you to move in me, in others, in our country, and in the world to bring us to confession, repentance, revival, conversion, and transformation. All in accordance with your will. Thank you I can and do bring these prayers before you in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Think on this: Have you ever wondered if God knows what He’s doing? If He knows what’s going on in your life and circumstances? What does that feel like? Do you believe that God is fully aware of the smallest detail in your life? Why or why not? What would it take for you to truly rejoice in each new day as an opportunity to draw ever closer to God in a personal relationship where you know, beyond a shadow of doubt, that God does know everything that’s going on?