Thursday, January 9, 2014

When You Don't Understand

Have you ever watched a magician levitating a person? You know it must be a trick, but you can’t figure out how he does it. You think, “That’s impossible. He’s defying the law of gravity! How is it possible for him to do that?” You’re baffled because you don’t understand how he did it.
But suppose the magician were to reveal to you the secret to the trick. After he explained how he did it, you’d say, “Oooh! Now I understand! 

We usually start doubting God when we have questions in our minds that don't seem to have an answer. Something bad happens and you don’t understand why He would allow it. It’s an unanswered question. And so you’re left wondering what is going on and why He won’t let you in on the secret.

You might as well get used to it. God doesn’t always let us in on what He’s doing. Deuteronomy 29:29 says, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us.” The “secret things” are those mysteries and unanswered questions that we have in this life. Although we might not get them answered during our lifetime, He promises to answer every one of them after we get to heaven.

First Corinthians 13:12 says, “For now (in this life) we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face (when we stand before Him). Now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.” One day we will stand before God and we will understand all mysteries after He explains His secrets to us. And then we will say, “Oooh! Now I understand! 

Until that day comes, learn to trust in the God who knows the answers and can change circumstances. He doesn’t do magic tricks, but is so wise and powerful that He is able to turn the bad things that happen to you into an incredible blessing (see Romans 8:28). But you won’t be able to figure out how He did it.
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