Friday, May 15, 2009

Not My Concern

"I don't concern myself with matters too great or too awesome for me to grasp." Psalm 131:1

So...how am I doing with that and what exactly does it mean to me? Do I actually let go and let God, in situations that are far outside my control?

Deut 29:29 reminds me that, "The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law."

There are things I will never know or understand this side of heaven. The things God has revealed I am accountable for, but the secret things belong to God. There are times when I should be at a loss for words. Ecc. 5:2 reminds me to let my words be few.

This verse also encourages me to avoid vain contraversy and keep from becoming involved in matters I will never truly fathom. Questions that involve why God allows pain and suffering...why a child can be abducted or murdered...why there is abuse...why there are drive-by shootings...why planes hit towers...why there are famines...will it be post or pre tribulation...why my Dad was given a medication that triggered dementia. These things are "too great" and "too difficult" for me. (NASB)

Sometimes the most truthful thing I can say is, I don't know why this has happened, but I'm so very sorry.

Lord, keep me from the pain that questioning Your ways brings. Keep me focused on Your absolute turths. Help me to trust Your heart, when I don't begin to understand Your hand. May I remember that Your ways and Your thoughts are higher than mine, (Is.55:9), and relinquish the worry and anxiety that accompanies the unknown.

Lord, thank You for the one thing I do know for certain. I am Yours and You are mine.



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4 comments:

Unreasonable Grace said...

Yes, questioning His way DOES bring pain, doesn't it! Thanks for putting it that way, Joy.
kim

mlordi said...

When you can trust God despite the fact that you don't understand his ways, he can do great and wonderful things through you. And when you understand that all that God allows in your life will accomplish HIS purpose, you can stand and believe despite the storm around you.
God bless you!

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elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Whatever is true, friend ... whatever is true. Think about such things.

Happy weekend.

peace~elaine

Kathy S. said...

So glad we can enter His rest. When my brother died 3 years ago, I went home the first night (about 1am) and laid down. I was so full of anxiety I couldn't sleep. I screamed (in my heart and into my pillow) LORD, if he isn't saved, BRING HIM BACK!!!

I then clicked on the lamp beside my bed, and opened my little New Testament. My Bible fell open to Romans 9. I knew the chapter very well, it has some things hard to understand in it as well, but God spoke to me very clearly when my eyes landed on "who are you o man, to talk back to God?"

He said, I am God, and you must simply trust Me. In that moment, I entered His rest. He carried me through that week, guding me with His word, and encouraging me. I learned some tough things that week, and had some conflict w/ siblings over the next few months. It was a difficult road, but being in His rest is refuge.

A Mighty Fortress is our God!
Love ya, Joy!
Kathy