Anyone playing Monday Morning Quarterback today?
Every Monday leaves fans considering the moves their coach made and second guessing what could have been. I know I heard many continue to question the moves of Jason Garrett as the Cowboys watched the clock run down. Or maybe you were just complaining about the decisions of the Ref. Regardless, we love to second guess don’t we…
What about God… Have you ever second guessed God . . . ?
I know I have. There have been times when I wouldn’t have admitted it (and in some very hard times when I would) that I wondered- God why would you allow this to happen. It doesn’t make any sense. Everyone would have been happier if….
Job was trying to figure out why everything was going wrong in his life when he decided to 2nd guess God, and the conversation didn’t go well. The reality is that while there may be things that go wrong in our lives, and things that God doesn’t even like, but in the end we don’t have any place to 2nd guess God. He is God and we’re not. And as Isaiah 55 reminds us, “his ways are not our ways and as the heavens are higher than the earth so are his ways higher than our ways and his thoughts than our thoughts.”
Consider some of your current struggles. Rather than staying frustrated. Rather than staying mad. Rather than focusing on “whys” that we may never have an answer to (remember, Job never got answers to his why), remember that God’s ways are not only higher, but they’re also better and work all things to our good in the end. His ways end up with us receiving grace and life eternal!
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