It’s Not Chaos There’s A Plan
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live.
We cannot understand God’s plan or His full power; our minds, as wonderful as our minds are we cannot grasp is all. We may grasp like little children grasping for a parents hand. We may grasp at it all, but God put us together with limitations. There are scientists that dedicate their lives to understanding the oceans and the sky, and as much as they learn they will never understand all there is to know, because our minds are limited and God is limitless. No one will ever know it all. No one will ever know all there is to know in his or her fields of study. What’s more we will never be satisfied. We can fill our hearts, our minds, and our time with trying, but we will never be satisfied outside of Christ. There will be a hunger that can’t be filled.
Job 11:7-9, “Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the almighty? They are higher than the heavens-what can you do? They are deeper than the depths of the grave-what can you know? Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.” God’s plan is forever and we don’t understand it because we only see the history and the present. Ecclesiastes 8:16-17, “When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to observe man’s labor on earth-his eyes not seeing sleep day or night-then I saw all that God has done. No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all his efforts to search it out, man cannot discover its meaning. Even if a wise man claims he knows, he cannot really comprehend it,” So, it may look like there is no plan, but God plays the long game and he has a plan.
So what is going on when people are hurting and there is war? What’s the plan? Job: 28:20-23, “Where then does wisdom come from? Where does understanding dwell? It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the birds of the air. Death and destruction say only a rumor of it has reached our ears. God understands the way to it and He alone knows where it dwells for He views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.” The world may seem like it’s spinning completely out of control, and it is out of our control, but God’s got His eye on the ball. He knows what’s going on, and He is in control. And God’s wisdom is perfect. No mistakes. God is not capricious or evil. God has a plan and it’s a good plan. So when its scary remember God has a plan. Romans 11:33-36, “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and His paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His counselor? Who has given to God, that God should repay him? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.”
For those of us who hate surprises and want the answers to all the big questions. It needs to be enough to know that we don’t know and that we don’t need to know all the answers. Our job here on earth is to notice the intricate beauty when we see it. Psalm 27:4-6, “One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon the rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord.
All that is left for us to do is praise God, “ Psalm 29:1-11, “ Ascribe to the Lord, O mighty ones, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters, the voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars in Lebanon. He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, Sirion like a young wild ox. The voice of the Lord shakes the desert; the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forest bare and in his temple all cry, ‘Glory!’ The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever. The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.
God is powerfully working the plan and we need to recognize it for what it is and praise God. It is God’s will that we praise his name. 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4-9, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right whatever is pure, whatever is lovely whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” If you don’t understand it and you can’t change it put it in God’s hands trust God’s plan and praise Him.
Peace and joy,