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).
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)
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.