Cross posting: SATURDAY NIGHT MUSINGS ON FAITH BY AN IMPERFECT PERSON

I originally posted this to my Facebook page. I felt like I should share it here as well. I wrote it late Saturday night (4/25/15).

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This is what I believe — even when I can’t see it…

I am a firm believer that God is in control. Yet I also believe that He gives man free will. It is a dichotomy, for sure. I still believe both statements are true.

There are times that I make a choice that I think is the right one — yet it turns out not to be the best. There are times that I make the absolute right choice — yet others don’t — and their choice affects the outcome of my choice. And…

there are times I make the wrong choice… and it’s not pretty. Ever been there? You’re reading this, and you’re human. So I’m guessing the answer is a big ol’ YES.

We mess up. All of us. But grace… God’s grace! It is a powerful thing. A good and inexplicable thing. And mercy? Something I can’t grasp, but am so thankful for.

A dear friend reminded me of this faith-truth today:

God is for me.
He is not against me.

I have experienced His grace. I have experienced His mercy. I have experienced His forgiveness… and continue to do so every day.

There is a verse that sustains me, no matter the circumstance, that sums up free-will and God’s sovereignty for me…

26-28 Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. (Romans 8:28)

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He is working “it” out — whatever “it” is — for something good.
And the outcome might not look like what we thought it would.
But He will do what He has said.

This I believe.
Even when I can’t see it.

‪#‎latenightmusings‬

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8 thoughts on “Cross posting: SATURDAY NIGHT MUSINGS ON FAITH BY AN IMPERFECT PERSON

  1. To respond to question making the wrong choice–a loud “you betcha!” 🙂
    I love what you wrote and am keepin Romans: 28 that you wrote near me. I needed that today as I have been stuck in bed with a pain flare up the past few days.
    so glad you shared!

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  2. This was a good choice, fyi o sh add re this here. At least fir me it was. This musing about choices was direct answer tut o my crying out to God about a personal matter. God is SO faithful even with His disobedient children. Thank you for putting the Word out and your own struggles. It is hard to be a prayer warrior. Then again it is such a blessing when God gives me answers such as your blog. Blessings of the Numbers 6:24-26 sorta thing, in Jesus’ (Yeshua) Holy name with the Breath of God. Amen

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  3. This was a good choice, for you to add this here. At least for me it was. This musing about choices was direct answer to my crying out to God about a personal matter. God is SO faithful even with His disobedient children. Thank you for putting the Word out and your own struggles. It is hard to be a prayer warrior. Then again it is such a blessing when God gives me answers such as your blog. Blessings of the Numbers 6:24-26 sorta thing, in Jesus’ (Yeshua) Holy name with the Breath of God. Amen

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  4. Dear Donha,
    Know that the choices you make are the best ones anyone could make with the knowledge, skills, experience, and beliefs that you do. You always make the best choice for you. We are not born knowing everything, therefore, each day is a new learning experience. I’m convinced that many times we don’t ask the right questions because we don’t know the options or possible outcomes. Rejoice and be glad you are who you are. God loves you very much.

    Celebrate you
    Never Give Up
    Joan

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    1. Hi Joan! Thank you for your reply. I appreciate the sentiment behind your sweet words. I do know, however, that I often do NOT make the right choice for myself. It is the human condition, ya know? I sometimes KNOW the right thing to do… and choice the opposite. One of the many reasons I need Jesus. And I am so thankful for His love for
      me, you and the whole world.

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