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I Was Wrong About God

I was Wrong about God What will God do? When and why will He do it? That is what we would all like to know and what we would like to be able to predict. But like C.S. Lewis' "Aslan" in the Chronicles of Narnia, "He is not a tame lion." God is Himself and He is never late and never early. He always shows up right when He means too. But rarely does God meet my expectation. I do not know, but I can wager a guess that this has something to do with the fact that if God always did what I expected, when I expected it, I would somehow take the credit and boast in myself rather than God. God would not be a person to be reckoned with but merely and impersonal force like the weather which I might imagine I could harness for my purposes. I want to be in control because the truth of the matter is, I trust myself more than I trust anyone else, including God. This is not the way I want it, nor is it what I recommend; it is simply reality. But the truth is that I am weak. If I was in control, any sense of security would be a mere illusion. But if God is in control, I will be perfectly safe, though my feelings may tell me that I am in the greatest danger. The satan comes as an angel of light, telling me to be "wise" and "not a fool", but greater is He that is in me than He that is in the world. It would be foolish not to trust the One who is greater than to trust myself for accomplishing things outside of my capabilities. I am often wrong about what God is going to do and how He is going to do it, but that is because God is Himself, and having faith in Him more often than not means "wait and see". "I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning; Indeed more than watchmen wait for the morning." Psalm 130:5-6 I am often wrong about what God will do, but I am never more right than when I insist to myself, in the face of doubt, that He can be trusted.

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