Straightening Out God


 

Often times we feel that God doesn’t measure up to our expectations.  Examining all the evil in the world such as war, robberies, murders, lying and cheating, we conclude that God could do a better job at administrating the world.

More often than not, the point drives home after we experience the sadness of say, the loss of a loved one or a sickness that seems so unjust, so unfair.

During those moments, yes, we feel we could do a better job that God is deciding what is just or unjust.  More than anything else, we believe at the time that whatever is going on, is unfair.

The truth is:  from our logic, you are more than likely correct.  You are probably right.

King James Bible Isaiah 55:8
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

God explains to us, that we simply don’t think the same way.  God’s ways are so much better than ours.  In the end, we must trust God.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.

A greater truth than our own perception is that we are mere idiots when it comes to out guessing God.  Once a great man called Job attempted to reason with God over unjust matters.  God called him to task after more or less asking Job all the secrets of creations.  Of course, Job, the same as we are:  had no clue whatsoever about the laws of creation or this universe.

Proverbs teaches us that the beginning of wisdom is to trust in God, our creator.  Rather than being busy trying to straighten out God or our fellow man, we should instead focus on our own personal self.

I am sure, that you are like the rest of us: there are times when you can’t even explain yourself.  Sure, we come up with rationalizations for our behaviors, but in more honest terms, we have no idea why we sometimes act one way or another.

An even more honest approach admits we know about as much as Job when it comes to explaining the universe.  In short, we don’t’ know much at all.

In terms of straightening out our self, we must first admit our errors, confess our sins, repent and seek atonement from God, through Christ our King.  In the end, when this world is over, when it ends, all will be straighten out by God as Christ goes through his task of judging the world.  During that time, it is our job to begin the chore of straightening out our own personal lives.

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