Philippians 2:13 – For it is GOD WHO workS in you both to will and to do of HIS good pleasure.”
Back Then —- and NOW!
The reign of JESUS remains! Uninterrupted, HE moves per HIS schedule.
Thus no “suddenly” happens “surprising”
HIS steps. Yea, all things have transpired
as HE knew — before Time.
So those tragic, transparent de-railings
which pause us…
bear signature marks from
HIS heavenly hands.
Working “all things together for good”,
HE is sovereign. Thus each intersection
HE draws us through — purposed.
Designed then each path and prepared
then our ways which we follow to CHRIST WHO aligns us for Glory.
Therefore there is no story — unknown —
by our SAVIOUR! So rest in THOSE hands which have known you — always!
As HIServant purposed for dictation and delivery,
Devotional: Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that GOOD, and acceptable, and perfect, will of GOD.”
When an unexpected bicycle accident left me in a coma for 6 days, extracting the senses
of both taste and smell which adding the intermittent presence of seizures, the question of “Why?” was relentless.
When the LORD led me through desert places with the very sudden homegoings of my brother and then my father, I was brought to two more painful crossroads of personal Faith.
Presently, having been brought THROUGH these events, now the gift of “hindsight” and the blessing of HIS faithfulness are both mine.
Even so, within each tragic yet transforming moment, Peace wasn’t prevalent and Understanding…well, that was absent. As such, Doubt built a house inside me which I granted permits for…unknowingly.
Only once the moment had passed, when Reflection was — at last — available to me, then I could see the all knowing hands of my GOD — moving on my behalf.
This isn’t to say that everything went back to “Normal” or that they returned to how they’d been before.
Rather, it was an historical grasping with tangible glimpses into HIS weaving of…“all things together” for my good.
Each of these instants then forged a new chain link for me…attached to our ANCHOR!
So, in retrospect, with countless re-moldings on the Potter’s wheel behind me, I can rejoice with confidence that the ONE WHO holds me…has ALWAYS known me.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in HIM. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
Yes! HE sees and sews every thread of our lives seamlessly for good and as preparation for Glory!
Yes! It is wondrous then for every reader of HIS WORD that this truth is embedded throughout each page.
We can read the history of those HE sent before us so their testimonies — back then — bear witness with us — NOW!
1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on HIM because HE cares for you.” Eternally!
Amen and amen!