We have our ideas, even plans, of what we think our lives will be like, what should happen and when, then when things don’t go as we expect, we think we’re cursed, wrong and finished.
We think God has let us down, allowing us to be disappointed, heartbroken and discouraged. We may even think He’s failed us. What if the opposite were true?
What if He wants to surprise you? What if those often quoted words in scripture, Isaiah 55:9 (For as the heavens are higher than earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts) are true to the extreme?
We expect God to act like we would and when He doesn’t it blows us away. What if He’s busy in a way you can’t even fathom? If you don’t see Him or feel Him, don’t stop expecting Him or anticipating seeing Him work on your behalf. Why is it we allow disappointment and disbelief to so easily invade us?
Our Father-God is creative beyond what we can imagine. If we will simply believe even when everything we see and feel says to do otherwise, He will come through. It may not be the way we think He should. Sometimes I think He wants to see the element of surprise on our faces – sometimes it takes a “higher way” so we can know without a doubt that only God can pull it off!
The picture above is a picture of an old car. I had car trouble a while back and was fretting and praying about how I was going to get us to work, we needed a car and I knew God knew that. Just climbing back from a devastating year when my income plummeted, I just had enough to pay the bills. Daily, many times a day, I would “cast my anxiety upon the Lord” because I believed He cared for me and would provide the transportation we needed. I tried to keep walking absolutely believing in Him and that He would provide. We took the city bus, and my wonderful employer adjusted my schedule so I could work during their operating hours. I was good with that, God provided. Then seemingly out of nowhere, some friends called and said the Lord had laid it on their hearts to GIVE me this car. I was astounded. Didn’t see that coming! It’s not a pretty car, and it doesn’t look like a blessing but through my friends, God provided what we NEEDED. “higher than your ways…” –
Yes Sir. Much higher. Blessings often don’t look like blessings at all, but if you’re looking for God in EVERYTHING (to provide your NEEDS) we will always see Him and He and His blessings may not look like the God we have in our conventional box. Even when you’re disappointed and discouraged, never ever stop believing He is right there with you, and in HIS TIME you will see Him. Never stop looking!