Sometimes, in the midst of life, certain things I read really hit home. The following passage met the current unrest in my soul on numerous levels. It’s hard to remember that “This is my doing.” I can look back over the past few years and see how those things that I yearned for and desired yet never received were all part of God’s doing. He knows the larger picture, the long-term plan, and we have to trust him.
The following is an excerpt from L.B. Cowman’s Streams in the Desert (affiliate link).
“You did not come to this place by accident – you are exactly where I [God] meant for you to be…
Are you in difficult circumstances, surrounded by people who do not understand you, never ask your opinion, and always push you aside? “This is my doing” (I Kings 12:24). I am the God of circumstances…
Are you having problems with money, finding it hard to make ends meet? “This is my doing,” for I am the One who keeps your finances, and I want you to learn to depend on Me. My supply is limitless and I “will meet all your needs” (Phil 4:19). I want you to prove My promises so no one may say, “You did not trust in the LORD your God” (Deut. 1:32).
Are you experiencing a time of sorrow? “This is my doing.” … Have you longed to do some great work for Me but instead have been set aside on a bed of sickness and pain? “This is my doing.” You were so busy I could not get your attention, and I wanted to teach you some of My deepest truths.
“They also serve who only stand and wait.” In fact, some of My greatest workers are those physically unable to serve, but who have learned to wield the powerful weapon of prayer.
His grace is sufficient for each test.”
Have you experienced the sufficiency of God’s grace recently?