Sunday, June 2, 2019

Trusting God's leadership in our lives...

"Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and loving-kindness and truth go before Your face." Psalm 89:14 AMPC

God is perfect in all that He is, all of His ways and in His leadership in our lives. Yet, if we had our way, we'd want Him to be full of mercy and loving-kindness, but ease up a bit on all that righteousness stuff and maybe not be so dog gone unbending about the truth.

Justice sounds like a good thing until our idea of what is just differs from God's. It sounds ludicrous doesn't it, us thinking we can tell the Creator of heaven and earth how He should rule and just what His rules should and shouldn't be.

Mankind has been accusing God of withholding good things from us since the garden of Eden. In reality, anything God withholds from us is because it's not in our best interest, in fact, what we want is sometimes downright deadly to us. Just ask Adam and Eve.

The young lions lack food and suffer hunger, but they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord [by right of their need and on the authority of His Word], none of them shall lack any beneficial thing. Psalm 34:10 AMPC

God is a good, good Father and like any good parent, He doesn't give us anything and everything we want or bend what He knows is right to suit us. If He is withholding something from us or saying no to us, then it could be that it's not the right timing or it could be that it's not what is beneficial or best for us. 

Most parents know that a life of pampering your child won't produce a strong and mature adult. Yet, we'd sure like God to pamper us, wouldn't we? I know I'd like Him to skip any life lessons that come through testing and trials-just like our children would like us to skip making them do chores or things that require them to learn responsibility. How sweet would it be for a parent to hear their child say, "I trust you mom and dad. Even when I don't always understand, I know that you are always doing what is best for me." The truth is, though, that moms and dads are fallible. While their intentions may be pure, they won't always do what is best for their children perfectly. However, God is perfect and right in all that He does concerning us. We can trust His leadership in our lives. We may not get it. We may not like it. We may have to wait until we see Him face to face to fully understand it. But, how sweet would it be for us to get to the point in our relationship with Him that we can sincerely say, "I trust You, God. Even when I don't always understand Your ways, I know that You are always doing what is best for me." 


  1. Once again, Eliabeth, very well said. I thank God for your gift of communication.

  2. Well spoken. I hear so many people who want to claim God's loving kindness but not the consequences for their sin.
    Your neighbor at Lets Have Coffee

  3. Trusting God is all that happens is an ongoing process of maturity. Reminds me of the floating islands in Perelandra (CS Lewis) - we float in God's water/will, knowing that wherever we go, we are led and loved by God.


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