6.16.18 The God of Mystery Part 1
Your way was in the sea, Your path in the great waters, And Your footsteps were not known. Psalms 77:19
The God of Mystery Part 1
Written by Michael Herbert
A young girl is victim to an act of violence and suddenly she loses her life. A straight A student jumps off a bridge to commit suicide. The greatest mom or dad is killed in a car accident and the family is left devastated they are quickly gone, leaving 2 small children behind. It makes no sense the crowd cried as a single man shoots into a packed audience killing many. Many unload their frustrations and blame God as if he enjoys tragedy.“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 There is part of the character of God, we have to simply admit that we will never understand. It’s not that God is in opposition to his word for that could never be. Having said that there is a mystery to some parts of God, he chooses to remain a mystery. If we could figure every aspect of God out he would no longer be God, but merely a product of man. There has to be a part of God who will always be explainable. He has no obligation to reveal all things to us because he thinks and lives in a far greater capacity than we will ever know. When the unknown is presented before you and I there are a few things we have to understand clearly if we are ever going to get through the situation. 1. God is love. 1 John 4b 2. God, who does not lie Titus 1:2b, 3. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.2 Peter 3:9b. These are non negotiating timeless truths about God that never change regardless of any situation.
Tragedy struck Job so hard he lost his family, possessions and was reduced to sitting on an ash heap scraping boils on his body with broken pottery. After having a long winded discussion with his so called friends God answers the Why question. “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set,or who laid its cornerstone while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? Job 38:4-7 Job came to the conclusion, although he loved God, there was an aspect about him that remained out our ability to understand. there are countless troubles that plague us as humans we will never understand. The only thing we are left with to conclude is if God wants to reveal a matter to us, we should have open ears that are willing to hear the truth of a matter. And if God chooses not to reveal a matter to us, we simply need to trust him with childlike faith. God is always in charge. He holds all things together in the universes and he loves you so much he sent his only begotten into this world to die for our sins which were many.