Number 52 in the series “God Rocks: 101 Amazing Everyday Gifts!” The miracles and promises of Jesus that show us the awesome blessings we can experience each day. I hope it encourages you!
Let’s face it, life can be pretty mystifying at times.
I mean we get life all wired and it’s running along smoothly when we get hammered with something out of the blue. And we think, “Ugh, not again?”
And often it’s something we haven’t dealt with before so it seems more confusing than ever.
I’ve sometimes thought, “Why couldn’t God just have given us a huge binder full of steps to solve all contingencies? I mean today it could be on the internet with Google search. How hard would that be for him?”
But he didn’t consult me before setting up this whole thing called life.
So maybe we read the latest self help book and to get a couple of tips. Yet, somehow it’s just never enough. Or it never works quite as smoothly as written.
Frankly, sometimes I find myself more confused than when I started.
That’s why I find one of Jesus’ promises both encouraging and perplexing.
He said, “So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.” *
So I’m encouraged because he offers us answers. But I’m perplexed because they still seem fuzzy.
Yet, I think the point is we can get answers but they come from him. And they come as we ask and look for them.
Look at what he specifically promises.
First, we can get a handle on fear. I’ll tell you, that’s huge. When we’re facing an unsolvable challenge usually we’re not only confused but scared. At least I am.
So if we can get control of fear it makes a huge difference in thinking clearly about the answers. As well as it’s just a whole lot more enjoyable.
Second, we gain insights that sometimes were there all the time but we just couldn’t see them. It’s one of those moments we think, “Of course. That makes sense. Why didn’t I see that?”
But it was obscure because all challenges are slightly different. And in the midst we often don’t see very clearly.
Third, sometimes we gain completely new insights. One of those moments we say, “Wow, I never would have thought of that. That’s incredible.”
And it solves the problem in ways we never would have dreamed of.
No matter how mystifying our challenge God promises we can find the answers.
When have you experienced this?
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*Matthew 10: 26 (NIV)