When Human Logic Fails
"If you could meet someone, who would it be?" is something I get asked all the time. Goodness! From the Bible there's Job who defined perseverance; Esther who radiated beauty and grace; Deborah who demonstrated leadership at the right time; admirable Gideon with his servant heart; and of course David and his clear example of humility and repentance.
Then there's my favorite - King Solomon - the wisest individual ever who states so well:
I reflect on this verse as I sit on my couch, wrapped in a warm throw, comforted by God's lovingkindness, in my new home with Delwyn.
My perspective on success, wealth, marriage and relationships may differ from yours.
I can't explain it all to you. I really can't. Because if I could, I would be God. The only thing I can explain is that the issue I often times struggle with is part of His unchangeable purpose, guaranteed with an oath.
Year 2017 challenged me to never doubt God's purpose and promise. When things hadn't worked as I thought they would, when I received a no instead of a yes or a yes instead of a no as an answer to prayer, when I couldn't unravel a situation and fit it with the character of God -- those have been times when I've been embarrassed of myself.
That's because logical thinking will discourage you, but theological thinking will encourage you.
Encouragement is the opposite of discouragement.
Hope is the opposite of despair.
When you accept the fact that sometimes seasons are dry and times are hard and that God is in control of both, you will discover a sense of divine refuge, because the hope then is in God and not in yourself.